Two employees of the Russian embassy are being expelled from Italy because of the espionage scandal. This is reported by the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Luigi Di Maio.
“The Italian government protested to the Russian Ambassador to Italy, who was summoned to the Foreign Ministry. He was also informed of the immediate expulsion of two employees involved in a serious case. I thank our special services and all state bodies working for the benefit of the security of our country, ” the minister said in a statement.
The Russian Foreign Ministry commented on the expulsion of its diplomats from Italy.
“We regret the expulsion of two Russian diplomats from Italy. We are investigating the circumstances of the decision, ” the report says.
According to CorrieredellaSera, an Italian soldier arrested on suspicion of spying for Russia sold information not only about Italy, but also about NATO.
For the transfer of documents to a Russian serviceman, he was supposed to receive 5,000 euros.
The captain of a Navy frigate accused of selling confidential documents is in custody.
Recall that in Rome on March 30, a Russian officer accredited to the Russian embassy, as well as a captain of the Italian Navy, was detained, who are accused of spying for the Russian Federation and disclosing state security secrets.