Russia Retaliates Expelling Second Secretary of Albanian Embassy in Moscow

Russia has expelled an Albanian diplomat in a ‘tit-for-tat’ move, the Russian Foreign Ministry has said as quoted by Sputniknews.com.
According to the ministry on Monday, Albania’s envoy to Russia was summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry and told that an Albanian embassy secretary has been declared a persona non grata.
The diplomat must now leave Russia within 72 hours.
This comes several weeks after Albania accused a Russian diplomat of repeatedly violating COVID-related restrictions and subsequently declared him a persona non grata. Moscow said it would respond to the “unfriendly move,” which it views as a provocation aimed at damaging bilateral relations between the two countries.
According to Albanian media, the expelled diplomat is Ms. Jonida Drogu who is Second Secretary of Albanian Embassy in Moscow. /argumentum.al