Russia kicks out 14 Bulgarian diplomats

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A view shows the Bulgarian embassy in Moscow, Russia July 4, 2022. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

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MOSCOW, Aug 5 (Reuters) - Russia's foreign ministry said on Friday that Moscow declared 14 Bulgarian diplomats persona non grata.

Bulgaria earlier this summer expelled 70 Russian diplomatic staff over espionage concerns and set a cap on the size of Moscow's representation as relations between two countries that were once close allies fractured over Ukraine.

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