I leave with gratitude to Bulgaria and the Bulgarians with whom I have worked for many years.

This was stated by the plenipotentiary minister of the Russian Federation in Sofia, Philip Voskresensky, who is one of the expelled Russian diplomats.

When asked how he would comment on the decision of the Bulgarian government, he stated that the Russian Embassy in Bulgaria has already made an official comment on what happened, namely the declaration of 70 Russian diplomats and officials as persona non grata.

"Huge gratitude to the Bulgarians, who expressed great support for us these days, and not only," Voskresenski also said, as quoted by Nova TV. 

The expelled Russian diplomats moved out of the embassy

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