Macedonia expels Russian diplomat after consultations with EU and NATO

Macedonia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) issued a press release Monday saying it has decided to expell one Russian diplomat over the poisoning of Russian ex-spy in the UK.

‘The Ministry of Foreign Affairs after close consultations with our EU, NATO allies, partners and in a gesture of solidarity with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has decided to expel one Russian diplomat over the Skripal case in line with the Article 9 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961,’ MoFA said in a press release.

Illegal use of a chemical weapons  violates the international law and affects on the security of all countries, the press release reads.