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Greece To Expel, Ban Russian Diplomats

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Greece will expel two Russian diplomats and ban entry to another two over suspicions they attempted to undermine a deal between Athens and Macedonia last month, Greek newspaper Kathimerini reports.

Greek government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said on July 11 that Athens would not tolerate any behavior that violates international law. His remarks were in response to Kathimerini’s report that Greece would expel Russian diplomats for activities inconsistent with their status.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry said it would respond in kind to the expulsions, Interfax news agency reported.

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