The newspaper claims that Volkov, who had diplomatic status, was officially involved in technical matters at the Russian embassy, ​​but in reality he was involved in the reconnaissance. The Swedish authorities were aware of this and that is why He decided to expel him. The man returned to Moscow on February 13.

Volkov was declared persona non grata by the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in response to the expulsion of a Swedish diplomat from Russia, accusing With representatives of the diplomatic corps of Poland and Germany To support defense demonstrations Exhibitions Alexey Navalny.