• March 7, 2021
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Russia to retaliate over diplomat expelled from Albania

Russia’s foreign ministry vowed on Friday to retaliate in kind against Albania for expelling a Russian diplomat, a move it said was aimed at harming bilateral relations.

The Russian diplomat was ordered to leave Albania on Thursday for flouting rules to curb the pandemic, it said.
Albania declared “non grata” today and expelled the Russian diplomat, Alexey Krivosheev. Abcnews.al learned diplomat was ordered to leave Albania on Thursday for flouting rules to curb the pandemic.

The same practice was constantly followed by the Russian diplomat even though the Albanian government had stopped the free movements of citiziens.
The Russian diplomat also appeared in public without a mask. Such a fact is considered unacceptable for the Albanian authorities taking the extreme measure, the declaration “non grata” and the request to leave Albania for 72 hours./abcnews