Denmark expels 15 Russians accused of being intelligence officers

Mette FrederiksenPhoto: Philip Davali / Ritzau Scanpix via AP

Denmark is expelling 15 Russian intelligence officers, Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod stated on Tuesday.

“We find it right, in the context of Danish security, to expel the 15 intelligence officers from the Russian embassy. The government has made the decision and has informed the Foreign Affairs Committee about it,” Kofod said.

“We want to send a clear signal to Russia that espionage on Danish soil is unacceptable,” he told

The message from Copenhagen on Tuesday came the day after the German government declared 40 Russian diplomats unwanted in the country. 

At the same time, France has decided to deport a number of Russians.

In the last week, a number of EU countries have deported dozens of Russian diplomats accused of acting as intelligence agents.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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