Borrell's visit to Moscow took place on February 4-6.

During his stay in the Russian capital, the diplomat met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

“When someone is invited and his visit is used to announce the expulsion of diplomats, this is no longer humiliation, but a manifestation of aggression.

Such things are not done in diplomatic relations, ”he said in an interview with France 24 TV channel.

On February 5, the Russian Foreign Ministry declared the employees of the embassies of Sweden, Poland and Germany persona non grata for their participation in illegal actions on 23 January.

The Russian ministry stressed that such actions on their part are unacceptable and do not correspond to their diplomatic status.

According to the official representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maria Zakharova, Moscow will react to every case of interference in the internal affairs of the state by foreign diplomats.