MOSCOW, Apr 26 Moscow declared persona non ten representatives of the Norwegian Embassy in response to the expulsion of Russian diplomats from Oslo, the Foreign Ministry reported.
“On April 26, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway Robert Kvile was summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry. He was strongly protested in connection with Oslo’s decision to expel fifteen diplomats the Russian Embassy in Norway and employees of the Office of the Military Attaché,” the ministry said.
According to the department, such a hostile step on the part of Oslo further aggravated the crisis in relations between the countries.
“Kvila was handed a note declaring as a response persona non grata ten representatives of the Norwegian Embassy in Moscow and
In mid-April, the kingdom declared 15 employees of the Russian embassy persona non grata. Norwegian Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeld said the decision was made to reduce “undesirable intelligence activities.” The country's Foreign Ministry also announced that it would not issue visas to members of the Russian intelligence services.