On Monday May 29th the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Moldova announced that five Russian diplomats are expelled from the country and declared ‘persona non grata’.
“We have received the relevant document, we are studying it. We won’t comment on it at the moment,” said Russian ambassador to Moldova Farit Mukhametshin.
The names of the diplomats were not specified, however, according to Interfax, among them is the assistant military attache of the Russian Embassy in Moldova Alexander Grudin. Earlier in March this year the Moldovan special services said that he maintained contact with the former deputy of the parliament of the republic Yuri Bolbochan, who was detained during the investigation of the case of espionage in favor of Russia.