Moscow declares the Bulgarian diplomats “persona non grata” in response to a similar move by Sofia

Russian authorities on Wednesday declared a worker at the Bulgarian embassy in the country “persona non grata” in response to a similar move by Sofia that expelled a Russian employee in April.

In a statement, the Bulgarian government confirmed that Ambassador Atanus Krystin had received a message declaring the persona “persona non grata” after being summoned by the Russian Foreign Ministry.

“This is a response to the decision made in April of this year. The Bulgarian side then declared an employee of the Russian embassy in Sofia to be a persona non grata,” the text reads.

Moscow declares the Bulgarian diplomats “persona non grata” in response to a similar move by Sofia
Moscow declares the Bulgarian diplomats “persona non grata” in response to a similar move by Sofia

The Russian Foreign Ministry has confirmed what happened, indicating that Krystin “received the news during a visit to the ministerial headquarters.”

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