Ukraine commented on the expulsion of foreign diplomats from Russia
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine commented on the decision of Russia to expel diplomats from Germany, Poland and Sweden from the country after participating in unauthorized rallies in support of Alexei Navalny (founder of the FBK, included by the Ministry of Justice in the register of organizations performing the functions of a foreign agent) . The department announced this in the official Twitter account.
“We express our solidarity with the German, Swedish and Polish diplomats expelled by Russia for far-fetched reasons. Russia's decision is contrary to the Vienna Convention and is yet another example of Russia's gross violation of its obligations under international law, ”the message says.
Russia announced the expulsion of foreign diplomats in February 2021. Such a protest was connected with the participation of representatives in unauthorized actions on January 23. The diplomats were declared persona non grata. They will have to leave the country soon.
On February 2, the Simonovsky Court of Moscow replaced Alexei Navalny's suspended sentence with a real one, sentencing him to 3.5 years in a general regime colony. However, he will spend two years and eight months in custody – he was credited with the year of house arrest he was under during the preliminary investigation of the Yves Rocher case.