Bulgaria declared a Russian attache on the embassy in Sofia persona non grata earlier this month on suspicion he had been gathering navy info. Moscow said it retained the appropriate to retaliate.
Russia has declared assistant navy attache Mitko Borisov persona non grata and given him 72 hours to depart the nation, the Russian Foreign Ministry stated in a press release.
Bulgaria beforehand expelled and declared persona non grata a Russian navy attache after its Foreign Ministry stated it had been knowledgeable by prosecutors that the particular person in query was suspected of gathering categorised info.
The Russian Foreign Ministry known as the transfer groundless and vowed to reply to the expulsion, noting the transfer was not conducive to a dialogue between the 2 nations on navy points or making certain stability in the Black Sea area.