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EU, NATO back Bulgaria in row with Russia over expulsion of diplomats

Photo: Twitter / Oana Lungescu @NATOpress

The European Union regrets the unjustified threat of the Russian Federation to sever diplomatic ties with Bulgaria in response to Bulgaria’s decision, fully in line with international law, to expel 70 Russian embassy staff who were acting in violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, the European External Action Service (EEAS) said on July 1.

Bulgaria's decision is a sovereign decision which must be respected, said NATO's Spokesperson Oana Lungescu in her Twitter profile on Friday.NATO Allies strongly condemn Russia's pattern of coercive behaviour and attempts to interfere in our democratic processes and institutions and to target the security of our citizens. The North Atlantic Alliance stands in solidarity with its ally Bulgaria, Lungescu added.

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