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Moscow expels the assistant military attaché in the Romanian embassy

Today, Tuesday, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced that the assistant military attache at the Romanian embassy in Moscow was "persona non grata" and gave him 72 hours to leave the country.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said - in a statement reported by (Russia Today) channel - that the Romanian Ambassador Christian Estrati was summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry, where he was handed a note from the ministry stating that Captain J. Iliescu, assistant military attache at the Embassy of Romania, "is a persona non grata and must leave the territory of the Russian Federation within 72 hours."

Earlier, the Romanian Foreign Ministry declared that “the assistant military attache at the Russian embassy in Bucharest, Alexei Grichayev, is persona non grata.

While Moscow described Romania's decision as an unfriendly act, noting that the Russian side reserves the right to respond.

Relations between Russia and the West continue to deteriorate in recent weeks. The United States, Bulgaria, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia have announced the deportation of many Russian diplomats for various reasons.