Stockholm expels five Russian diplomats
Sweden do what Norway did two weeks ago and shows a group of Russian intelligence operatives the door. The five diplomats are not named.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry has not yet commented on the announcement by Stockholm but has previously said such cases will be mirrored.
“Sweden has today informed Russia’s Ambassador Viktor Tatarintsev and informed him that five persons employed with the embassy should leave the country because their activities are incompatible with the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations,” said Tobias Billström in an interview with the Swedish broadcaster.
According to the Swedish Security Service (SÄPO) every third Russian diplomat in the country is working for some of the Russian secret services.
On April 13, Norway informed the Russian Ambassador that 15 of his diplomats in Oslo are unwanted in the country because they were intelligence officers working under diplomatic cover.