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Newsline: Bulgaria expels two Russian diplomats over spying allegations

Bulgaria has given two Russian diplomats 48 hours to leave the country over accusations of spying, Foreign Minister Teodora Ganchovska said on Wednesday. (https://news.yahoo.com/bulgaria-expels-two-russian-diplomats-154551550.html) In a earlier statement on Wednesday, prosecutors accused one Russian diplomat of espionage and said a Bulgarian reserve general was being investigated for handing out information considered state secrets to the Russian diplomat. A spokeswoman said the government, the national security services and prosecutors were assessing additional information to see if there were more people who had breached their diplomatic status.

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