The Italian Ambassador to Moscow, Pasquale Terracciano, was handed a note at the Russian Foreign Ministry announcing the announcement of persona non grata to the Assistant Defense Attaché and Naval Attaché at the Italian Embassy in Russia.
This was reported on the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
It is noted that the corresponding decision was made “as a response to the unfriendly and unjustified actions of the Italian authorities in relation to the military attaché at the Russian Embassy in Rome.”
Earlier, Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said that he had notified Russian Ambassador Sergei Razov about the expulsion of two employees of the Russian diplomatic mission.
On March 31, reports emerged that a Russian officer working at the embassy in Rome and a captain of the Italian Navy were detained on espionage charges.