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Bulgaria temporarily closes its consulate in Yekaterinburg

Bulgaria will temporarily close the country’s consulate in Russian Yekaterinburg.

According to Ukrinform, this is reported by Bulgarian News Agency.

“Given the limitation of the normal and reasonable amount of the Russian diplomatic presence in Bulgaria and realizing that bilateral relations should be based on reciprocity, Bulgaria is temporarily closing its consulate in the city of Yekaterinburg, Russia,” the report says.

The government added that they expect a “mirror response” from the Russian side regarding its consulate general in Bulgarian Ruse.

As Ukrinform reported, on June 28, Prime Minister Kirill Petkov said that Bulgaria had decided to expel 70 employees of the Russian embassy in Sofia from the country. The head of the Bulgarian government noted that most of them worked for foreign intelligence, and “their diplomatic role was only a cover.”

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