Bulgaria expels two Russian diplomats on charges of espionage

Bulgarian prosecutor’s office says exposed spy group passing secret information on NATO and EU to Russian embassy

Bulgaria’s Foreign Ministry gave two Russian diplomats 72 hours to leave the country after Bulgarian prosecutors accused six people, including current and former military intelligence officers, of spying for Russia.

The ministry said in a statement released Monday that the notice was sent to the Russian embassy in Sofia following a message from the prosecutor’s office stating that the two individuals in question had been involved in activities incompatible with diplomatic status.

According to the prosecutor’s office, the alleged spy group passed secret information about Bulgaria, NATO and the European Union to the Russian embassy in Sofia.

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