MOSCOW, July 20. /TASS/. The Russian foreign Ministry on Friday expressed strong protest to the Ambassador of Greece in Moscow Andreas Fryganas in connection with the situation around the expulsion of two Russian diplomats and anti-Russian rhetoric in Athens. This is stated in the message of the guardian.
“On 20 July, the Russian foreign Ministry was caused by extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic in the Russian Federation Andreas Fryganas, which was expressed a strong protest in connection with the ongoing anti-Russian statements of the Greek side regarding the situation around the expulsion of two Russian diplomats and a ban on the entry of two more Russian citizens”, – said the Agency.
July 11 Athens newspaper Kathimerini, citing sources reported that the Greek government took the decision to expel two Russian diplomats and a ban on the entry of two more. According to the publication, Athens, accusing them of meddling in the internal Affairs of the country, and also in actions that undermine national security. Later the official representative of the Cabinet of Ministers of Greece Dimitris Tzanakopoulos the TV channel Skai confirmed the expulsion of diplomats. In turn, the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that the move will not have a positive effect on bilateral relations and will have mirrored consequences.