Russia says regrets Bulgaria's decision to expel diplomats, promises retaliatory measures

24 Sep 2020 / 16:35 H.

    MOSCOW, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Moscow on Thursday expressed regret at Bulgaria's decision to declare two Russian diplomats 'persona non grata' and promised details on retaliatory measures at a later date, the foreign ministry said in a statement.

    Bulgaria on Wednesday said it had expelled two Russian diplomats who prosecutors suspect were involved in spying, giving them 72 hours to leave the Balkan country, a move the Russian Embassy in Sofia described as "groundless". (Reporting by Maxim Rodionov; Writing by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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