14 Bulgarian diplomats expelled from Russia

Russia has expelled 14 Bulgarian diplomats, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced.

The Bulgarian ambassador to Russia, Atanas Kristin, has been summoned to the foreign ministry in Moscow to be handed a note declaring 14 employees of the Bulgarian embassy in Moscow persona non grata. Four Bulgarian diplomats and ten staff members from the diplomatic missions in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Ekaterinburg, as well as from the Centre of Industry of Bulgaria in Moscow are to leave the Russian Federation within 120 hours, the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry said.

In late June, Sofia declared 70 Russian diplomats and embassy staff persona non grata. /BGNES