WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Polandâ€™s foreign ministry says Russia is expelling an employee of Polandâ€™s consulate in the Siberian city of Irkutsk.
Ministry spokeswoman Ewa Suwara told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Russiaâ€™s declaration of the Pole as â€śpersona non grataâ€ť was a move of â€śreciprocity.â€ť
She did not elaborate and could not say whether the Pole has left Russia. The neighbors have had strained relations.
Russiaâ€™s business daily Kommersant reported that the expulsion came after Poland recently expelled Russiaâ€™s deputy consul in Poznan.
Last year Poland expelled four Russian diplomats in a gesture of solidarity with Britain, which has charged two Russians with attacking a former Russian spy, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter with a nerve agent in Salisbury. Moscow denies involvement.