The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation declared persona non grata a diplomat of the Ukrainian Consulate in St. Petersburg in response to the decision of the SBU to expel the employee from the Consulate General of Russia in Lvov, accused of recruiting a local resident, reports “Russian conversation”.

In the domestic foreign Ministry explained that in may this year, Ukrainian security services have carried out another provocation, unnecessarily announcing the employee of the Russian Consulate General in Lviv persona non grata.

The Ukrainian side has not provided any evidence of illegal activities of the Russian diplomat. Kiev three months did not disclose this information in connection with the “political games”, said the Minister.

Earlier in Kyiv said that the employee of Consulate General of Russia in Lvov have already left the territory of Ukraine, and “recruited” the Ukrainian is as a suspect in the case of treason. He faces up to 15 years in prison.

We will remind, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said about the desire of Kiev to close the Russian Consulate, but at the same time explained why it is impossible to do.