Russia expels Polish vice-consul: report
PR dla Zagranicy
Moscow has ordered a Polish vice-consul based in Irkutsk, eastern Siberia, to leave Russia, according to reports.
Poland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs building in Warsaw. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Adrian Grycuk.
The decision, made last week, appeared to be a tit-for-tat measure after a similar move by Poland against a Russian diplomat, public broadcaster Polish Radio reported.
The vice-consul has left Irkutsk and is heading to Poland, the broadcaster added.
Ewa Suwara, a spokeswoman for the foreign ministry in Warsaw, said: “The authorities of the Russian Federation have deemed one of our consular officials in Irkutsk as persona non grata."