Reuters: Russian diplomats in Greece involved in “many illegal activities” in protests against Macedonia


       
Athens, 11 July, 2018 - 18:56 (META) 

The Russian diplomats that Greece is due to expel regarding interference in Greece’s domestic affairs, as well as an attempt to undermine the agreement for the name with Macedonia, have been involved in “many illegal activities” related to protests against the Agreement in Greece, reports Reuters News Agency.

The agency reports that Greece had issued official warnings to Russian authorities on Friday, giving the diplomats a few days to leave the country.

Allegations against the Russian diplomats concern involvement in rallies against a deal with Macedonia, as well as attempts to offer money to state officials and church dignitaries, said the source.

Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Sweden, as well as a special EU envoy to the Balkans and High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, commented on the decision by Athens. He described Greece’s move as “interesting”.

“Interesting. Greece expels Russian diplomats because they interfere in domestic affairs, allegedly including Macedonia name issue”, Bildt wrote on his Twitter account.