Russia deports European diplomats

Friday, February 5, 2021

 Russia deports European diplomats

Russia has expelled diplomats from three European countries for supporting and participating in protests against the arrest of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

Thousands have taken to the streets in recent days to protest the arrest and imprisonment of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Russia, while Russian police have arrested hundreds.

Diplomats from several countries also took part in the protests, after which Russia has taken a big step.

According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, diplomats from European countries Germany, Sweden and Poland have been deported for participating in "illegal" protests.

European countries have strongly protested Russia's decision, while Germany has threatened retaliation if it does not reconsider.

Poland has denied any involvement in the protests.

It may be recalled that Navalny had just returned home after five months and was detained at the airport, after which protests were held across Russia in the last week of January.


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