SOFIA, September 23. /TASS/. Two Russian diplomats whom the Bulgarian prosecutor’s office has accused of spying must leave Bulgaria within 72 hours, the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry told TASS.
"The Bulgarian Foreign Ministry has declared two Russian diplomats, accredited in the country as personae non grate. The Russian embassy has been informed about this by means of a special note. The diplomats have 72 hours to leave our country," the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry said.
On Wednesday, the Foreign Ministry received a message from the prosecutor’s office the criminal proceedings against two diplomats who are suspected of gathering information that constituted a state secret had been stopped.
"Within the framework of its competence the Foreign Ministry has taken the necessary actions in accordance with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations," the statement runs.