FM Osmani Confirms Expulsion of Russian Diplomat

Foreign Affairs Minister Bujar Osmani confirmed the information published by news web portal in Albanian language Almakos.com that official Skopje has expelled another diplomat from the Russian Embassy. “This is a matter of a rather confidential nature, which is why I cannot reveal more details. However, we work in accordance with international diplomatic standards, so once the Ministry receives evidence of unacceptable or illegal behaviour of a foreign diplomat that violates the Vienna Convention, we take action against that, in order to protect the national security and the security of the allies in the Alliances we are members of,” Osmani said. The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reacted via Twitter. “The Administration of North Macedonia proceeds to move along the road of confrontation. We are forced to respond with reciprocity to these hostile actions,” the Russian Foreign Ministry stated.