On Friday asked Russia a Swedish diplomat to leave the country. According to DN, it is about pressattachén Kalle Kniivilä.
but not the name of the diplomat. UD describes the Russian action as a response to a Swedish no to the two Russian diplomatansökningar.
" We have good grounds for refusal of two Russian applications for diplomatic visas. Russia has responded by a Swedish diplomat was asked to leave the country, " says William Rundquist, presskommunikatör at the MFA.
He added that the foreign MINISTRY regrets russia's conduct.
"We'll leave no further comment," says Rundquist.
the Newspaper Expressen's sources state that the reason that the two Russian citizens had been denied diplomatic visa is that they have a background in Russian intelligence.