Greece expels Russian diplomats for meddling in domestic affairs

Greece expels Russian diplomats for meddling in domestic affairs
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The diplomats are accused of interference in internal affairs, attempted collection and dissemination of information, and bribery of government officials.

The Greek authorities have decided to expel two Russian diplomats from the country, reported sources of the Kathimerini newspaper. According to the publication, such measures are a response to Russians’ wrongful interference in the internal affairs of Greece.

The Greek government expelled two Russian diplomats and banned the entry of two more, Kathimerini reported citing high-ranking diplomats.

According to the sources, the diplomats are accused of interference in home affairs, attempted collection and dissemination of information, and bribery of government officials.

It is noted that the Athens’ actions are not coming "out of the blue" since Russia is alleged to have planned the meddling to strengthen its weight in the country.

Kathimerini claims that the Russian side tried to intervene in the Balkans issues the Greeks regard as particularly sensitive.

According to one of the sources, any response from Moscow would only aggravate the situation.

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