Russia expels Swedish, German and Polish diplomats over Navalny protests

FILE PHOTO: Russian opposition leader Navalny attends a court hearing in Moscow

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia on Friday announced the expulsion of diplomats from Sweden, Germany and Poland, accusing them of taking part in illegal protests last month against the jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.

The foreign ministry said in a statement that Moscow considered the actions of the diplomats unacceptable.

(Reporting by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber and Maria Bobrova; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by John Stonestreet)