North Macedonia expels Russian diplomat

North Macedonia expels Russian diplomat

North Macedonia has announced its plans to expel a Russian diplomat, North Macedonia’s news portal MKD reported on Tuesday.

"[North Macedonia’s] foreign ministry has confirmed reports [about the expulsion] and said that in line with article 9 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations it has been decided to declare a diplomat from the Russian embassy persona non grata in North Macedonia," it said.

"In this context, the Russian Ambassador [to North Macedonia Sergei Bazdnikin] was summoned to the foreign ministry on May 14, 2021 to receive a note binding the diplomat named in it to leace North Macedonia within seven days," TASS cited the statement as saying.

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