Russian Ambassador to Sofia Eleonora Mitrofanova said in a statement to the television channel that Bulgarian Ambassador to Moscow Atanas Kristin will be summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry regarding the deportation of Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) priests from Bulgaria. “Russia 24”.
“The ambassador will be summoned, a certain meeting will be held with him,” the diplomat answered the question about possible retaliatory measures of Moscow due to the incident with representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Mitrofanova emphasized that the expulsion of the rector of the Russian Orthodox Church from the country was an unfriendly step for Sofia.
The previous day Russian Embassy in Bulgaria reportedThe country’s authorities decided to deport Archimandrite Vassian, rector of the Russian Orthodox Church in Sofia, because, according to Bulgarian officials, he poses a threat to national security.
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