daajis.com:- Italy has expelled 30 Russian diplomats over security concerns, Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Russia will retaliate against the move, according to the Russian news agency TASS.
A number of other Western governments have taken similar steps following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Italy summoned Russia's ambassador to the foreign ministry on Tuesday to inform it that the diplomats had been expelled.
"The move is in agreement with other European and Atlantic partners and is necessary for reasons related to our national security and in the context of the current crisis caused by the unjustified aggression against Ukraine on the part of the Russian Federation," Di Maio said in a statement. his statement.
Russia will provide an appropriate response, the TASS news agency quoted Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova as saying.
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