The US State Department has backed a decision by Greece to expel two Russian officials for trying to bribe officials and foment demonstrations to thwart a deal to allow the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to join NATO.
“We support Greece defending its sovereignty. Russia must end its destabilizing behavior,” tweeted State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert.
#Greece expelled two Russian officials and barred entry of two others for attempting to interfere in Greek politics. We support Greece defending its sovereignty. #Russia must end its destabilizing behavior.— Heather Nauert (@statedeptspox) July 12, 2018