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Newsline: Poland expels 45 Russian diplomats

Poland is expelling 45 Russian diplomats suspected of working for Russian intelligence, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday. Russia said the accusations were baseless. “In total, 45 people with varying diplomatic status… were ordered to leave the territory of the Republic of Poland within 5 days,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Lukasz Jasina told a news conference. One person had been given 48 hours to leave, he added. (https://www.investing.com/news/world-news/poland-expels-45-russian-diplomats-official-says-2790215) The 45 diplomats being expelled represented around half of those currently working at the embassy, he said. Earlier, Special Services Spokesman Stanislaw Zaryn told reporters that 45 people had been identified by Poland’s Internal Security Agency as working for Russian intelligence. The Russian ambassador to Warsaw was summoned to the foreign ministry. Afterwards, he said that there is no basis for the accusations made against the officials.

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