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Russia to respond to expulsion of diplomat from Slovakia, says Foreign Ministry

Earlier, Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini informed the press on the expulsion of the Russian diplomat on November 22

MOSCOW, December 5. /TASS/. Russia will respond to the expulsion of its diplomat from Slovakia based on the principle of mutuality, the Foreign Ministry told TASS on Wednesday.

"The Russian side will be led by the principle of mutuality when responding to Bratislava’s unfriendly actions," reads the statement.

Earlier on Wednesday, Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini told reporters about the expulsion of the Russian diplomat.

According to him, the diplomat was expelled on November 22, 2018, "based on data provided by military intelligence." "He was declared persona non grata for engaging in intelligence activities against Slovakia and NATO," Pellegrini stated.