Russia plans to expel three Slovak diplomats

Slovakia decided in early August to expel three Russian diplomats. The Russian Foreign Ministry condemned the act as “against the traditional spirit of developing constructive relations between the two countries.”. On August 28, the foreign ministries of Russia and Norway confirmed that Russia will expel a senior Norwegian diplomat from the capital Moscow in response to Norway’s previous expulsion of a Russian diplomat on suspicion of espionage. Russia decided on the 24th to take retaliatory measures to expel an Austrian diplomat.