Russia expels 2 Czech diplomats in quid pro quo move
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Foreign Ministry says it has expelled two Czech diplomats in a quid pro quo response to Prague’s action amid tensions rooted in differences over history. The ministry said it summoned the Czech ambassador Monday to announce the move, saying the two diplomats must leave Russia by Wednesday. Earlier this month, the Czech government has ordered two Russian diplomats to leave the country. The Czech prime minister said the nation’s spy agency has discovered that one of them had spread false information about a Russian assassin arriving to allegedly target Czech politicians.