. Russia Expels Diplomats From 3 Countries, Saying They Attended Pro-Navalny Protests « JO LEE MAGAZINE

NPR/Russia said on Friday it is expelling diplomats from Sweden, Poland and Germany, alleging they participated in recent illegal protests.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the diplomats were declared “personae non gratae” because of their participation in a Jan. 23 demonstration “incompatible with their diplomatic status.” The statement did not identify the protests, but demonstrations were held that day demanding the release of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

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