PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- One Russian diplomat to the Czech Republic was expelled and another asked not to return from vacation due to allegations of spying, diplomatic officials said.
Czech military intelligence officials received information that both diplomats probably work for the Russian secret services, Czech Happenings Web site said. One of the diplomats was identified as a deputy military attache.
Neither the Czech Foreign Ministry nor the embassy confirmed the information for the Czech Republic's iDnes Web portal.
"The ministry does not comment on this type of information, whether it has happened or not," ministry spokesman Milan Repka said.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov condemned the decision to expel the two diplomats, Russian news agency RIA Novosti said.
"This is yet another provocation," Sergei Lavrov said.
Lavrov did not indicate whether Russia planned to take reciprocal actions.