According to the info, Aleksandr Gasyuk, the correspondent of Rossiyskaya Gazeta accredited in Sofia, left Bulgaria throughout the day. The DANSZ accuses the journalist of endangering the nationwide safety of EU and NATO member Bulgaria, studies MTI.
According to the National Security Service, Gaszjuk’s Bulgarian residence allow was revoked, and he was additionally prohibited from touring to different EU member states.
In return, Angel Grigorov, the Moscow correspondent of the Bulgarian Public Radio, was invited to the Russian Foreign Ministry. According to the Bulgarian information company BTA, Russian international affairs spokeswoman Marija Zakharova predicted retaliatory measures. Zaharova referred to as Gassyuk’s expulsion “one other unlawful act” by NATO in opposition to Russian journalists.
Last 12 months, 70 workers of the Russian Embassy in Sofia have been expelled for espionage, and in September of this 12 months, the abbot and two pastors of the Sofia congregation of the Russian Orthodox Church needed to depart Bulgaria.
After the full-scale invasion of Ukraine at the starting of 2022, European international locations strongly curtailed the freedom of motion of Russian spies. More than 400 Russian intelligence brokers working underneath diplomatic cowl in the country’s EU embassies have been expelled from Europe as a part of an unprecedented and coordinated effort, the Foreign Policy.
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