WARSAW, February 8. /TASS/. Polish authorities have declared a Russian diplomat working in the country persona non grata in retaliation for the expulsion of a Polish consul from Russia for attending unauthorized protest rallies, the Polish Foreign Ministry said via Twitter Monday.
"In response to the groundless expulsion of the Polish diplomat by the Russian Foreign Ministry, the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has decided today in accordance with the principle of reciprocity and in coordination with Germany and Sweden to consider the Russian diplomat working at the Russian Consulate General in Poznan as a persona non grata," the statement reads.
On February 5, the Russian Foreign Ministry informed that the Swedish, German and Polish diplomats who took part in unauthorized protest rallies in Moscow and St. Petersburg on January 23 are expelled from the country. Representatives of these countries’ embassies were summoned to the Russian ministry and handed notes of protest.