Russia has declared five employees of the Polish embassy in Moscow persona non grata and has ordered them to leave its territory before the end of the day on May 15, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported.
"It has been announced that in response to Poland's provocative acts to expel Russian diplomats, the ministry, acting on the basis of the principle of reciprocity, has declared five employees of the embassy of the Republic of Poland to the Russian Federation personae non gratae. They have been ordered to leave the territory of the Russian Federation before the end of the day on May 15, 2021," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
In turn, Poland has taken into account the expulsion of Polish diplomats by Russia and reserves the right to respond adequately.
Earlier, on April 15, the Polish Foreign Ministry informed that three Russian diplomats were declared persona non gratae.
President of Russia Vladimir Putin threatened with asymmetrical and harsh measures as a response to the provocations against Russia. He stated that organizers of any provocations that threaten core interests of the security of Russia will regret “what they have done like they've never regretted anything for a long time”.