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Russia expels diplomats from Germany, Poland and Sweden for supporting opposition Alexei Navalny

2021-02-05T15:22:28.739Z

He accuses them of having participated in the massive demonstrations on January 23. Escalate the fight with the West.



02/05/2021 11:58

  • Clarín.com

  • World

Updated 02/05/2021 11:58

Russia

announced on Friday the expulsion of diplomats from Germany, Poland and Sweden whom it accuses of having participated in a demonstration in favor of the jailed opponent

Alexei Navalny

.

Those diplomats, whose number was not specified, allegedly participated in those "illegal rallies on January 23" in St. Petersburg and Moscow, said the Russian Foreign Ministry, which considered "these actions unacceptable and incompatible with their diplomatic status."

Protests rejecting the arrest of Navalny, who has become the number one enemy of President Vladimir Putin, grew in recent weeks.

The government's repression of the demonstrations also generated strong international rejection.

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Source: clarin

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