The Russian foreign Ministry reacted to the expulsion of diplomats from Bulgaria

Moscow regards the expulsion of Russian diplomats from Bulgaria as openly unfriendly and provocative step, said the Russian foreign Ministry.

This step is the official Sofia is “contrary to the traditionally mutually respectful and constructive character of Russian-Bulgarian relations”, noted in comments posted on the website of the Russian foreign Ministry.

it stressed that Moscow reserves the right to retaliate.

the Bulgarian Authorities on 24 January adopted a decision to expel a diplomat of the Embassy and an employee of the Trade representation of the Russian Federation, suspecting them of spying. However, no clear evidence of their guilt was not presented.