Bulgaria set to expel Russian diplomat

Sofia, April 29

A Russian diplomat will be expelled from Bulgaria after prosecutors alleged Russian involvement in explosions at several ammunition depots in the Balkan country, the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

In addition to the Foreign Ministry declaring “one more Russian diplomat persona non grata,” Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva called on Russia’s law enforcement agencies to cooperate with Bulgaria’s investigations into the explosions so “the perpetrators will be discovered and brought to justice,” the ministry said in a statement.

The prosecutor general’s office in Bulgaria announced on Wednesday that it was investigating a possible connection between four explosions at arms depots and frequent visits by alleged Russian military intelligence operatives. — Agencies

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