Russia, Greece spat and diplomatic tit-for-tat

Greece 'orders expulsion of two Russian diplomats'

Moscow Will Expel Two Greek Diplomats in Response to Athens

The overture toward expansion came at a summit where President Donald Trump has increased his pressure on allies to shoulder a bigger share of defense spending.

"We seek good relations with most countries — not only the ones in our neighborhood", Tsipras said.

"Russia is a friendly country with whom we have very good historical relations, but Greece considers global law as the foundation of all bilateral and multilateral relations, so in defending our sovereignty", George Katrougalos, the deputy to Greece's foreign minister, told Reuters.

In a rare diplomatic tussle between two countries with traditionally warm ties, Moscow said it would respond in kind. He asked not to be identified, citing the sensitivity of the issue.

"There's evidence in the hands of Greek authorities regarding specific actions that were taken and to where these actions were directed", the official told The Associated Press. Greece also blocked other Russian officials from entering the country, he said. It was not immediately clear if they already departed. Such remarks led to the decision of the United States ambassador to Estonia, James D. Melville Jr.to resign last month. This was reported by the official representative of U.S. state Department geezer Neuert on Twitter. "Russian Federation must end its destabilizing behavior".

Macedonia is expecting an invitation at the NATO summit in Brussels this week to join following its landmark deal with Greece whereby it will change its name to the Republic of North Macedonia.

As previously reported "FACTS", recently it became known that the Greek government made a decision to expel two diplomats of the Russian Federation.

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In Moscow, the Foreign Ministry took a careful stance.

Greece and Russian Federation share the Orthodox Christian religion and have traditionally had warm ties.

Protests against the agreement have been held in both countries, backed by the political opposition.

Which reported 5.UA official Kiev dismisses 13 of the Russian diplomats.

More reassuring news concerning the Baltics came from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who said before the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit that Canada plans to boost troop numbers in Latvia to 540 from 455 and maintain its presence there until 2023, according to Bloomberg.

Russia, NATO's most prominent rival, has bemoaned the possible addition of another alliance member.

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