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Bulgaria expels 70 Russian diplomatic staff over espionage concerns

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The move is the largest expulsion of Russian diplomats by Sofia in recent years. It more than halves the size of Moscow's diplomatic footprint in the Balkan country. Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov has taken an unusually strong stance against Russia. Bulgarian authorities say Russian diplomats are engaged in espionage and hybrid attacks in the host country.
2 months ago·Sofia, Bulgaria

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Bulgaria expels 70 Russian diplomatic staff over espionage concerns

By Tsvetelia Tsolova SOFIA - Bulgaria said on Tuesday it was expelling 70 Russian diplomatic staff over espionage concerns and had set a cap on the size of Moscow's representation as tensions between two countries that were once close allies fractured over Ukraine. The move, announced by the foreign ministry and outgoing prime minister, was the largest expulsion of Russian diplomats by

2 months ago·United Kingdom
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Bulgaria Expels 70 Russian Diplomatic Staff Over Espionage Concerns

Bulgaria said on Tuesday it was expelling 70 Russian diplomatic staff over espionage concerns and had set a cap on the size of Moscow's representation as tensions between two countries that were once close allies fractured over Ukraine. The move, announced by the foreign ministry and outgoing prime minister, was the largest expulsion of Russian diplomats by Sofia in recent years and more than halves the size of Moscow's diplomatic footprint in t…

2 months ago·United States
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TASS [🇷🇺-affiliated]

Bulgaria insists on reducing staff of Russian diplomatic missions to 48 — foreign ministry

Staff numbers should be limited to 23 diplomatic and 25 administrative-technical workers, the ministry said

2 months ago·Moscow, Russian Federation
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Al Jazeera

Bulgaria announces mass expulsion of 70 Russian diplomatic staff

Bulgarian state services identified the diplomats ‘as people who worked against our interests’, PM Kiril Petkov says.

2 months ago·Qatar
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Anadolu Ajansı

Bulgaria expels 70 Russian diplomats over spying allegations

Diplomats declared persona non grata expected to leave Sofia on Sunday, says Bulgaria's outgoing prime minister - Anadolu Agency

2 months ago·Turkey
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Japan Today

Bulgaria expels 70 Russian diplomatic staff over espionage concerns

Bulgaria said on Tuesday it was expelling 70 Russian diplomatic staff over espionage concerns and had set a cap on the size of Moscow's representation as tensions between two countries that were once close allies fractured over Ukraine. The move, announced by the foreign ministry and outgoing prime minister, was…

2 months ago·Sakado, Japan
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