Kosovo is expelling two Russian diplomats from the country, President Vyosa Osmani said on October 22. According to her, two diplomats from the Russian liaison office in Kosovo were declared non-grata and ordered to leave the country.
According to Osmani, her country seeks to counter the malicious influence of Russia and its “accomplices in the region,” whom it has accused of undermining the achievements of Kosovo, the United States, NATO and the European Union.
“For this reason, we will continue to work closely with our American and European allies to prevent Kosovo and our region from falling victim to the destabilizing ambitions of the Russian Federation,” the president said in a statement.
It is unknown at this time what exactly led to the expulsion of Russian diplomats.
It will be recalled that the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Northern Macedonia, Bujar Osmani, announced on August 17 that Skopje had sent another Russian diplomat.
Within a year, Northern Macedonia revoked the accreditations of two Russian diplomats. She explained the decision by the call of the Czech authorities to support Prague in connection with the scandal over the explosions at the weapons depot near Vrbetice.