The Italian Foreign Ministry, commenting on the expulsion of its diplomat from the Russian Federation, reported that they considered Moscow’s decision “baseless and unfair.”
The Italian Foreign Ministry expressed “deep regret” over the decision of the will of the Russian Federation to send the Assistant Attache for Defense Demands, the Naval Attaché, the Italian department reported.
“We consider such a decision to be groundless and false, so much as if it was a response to the legitimate measure of Italy’s will to protect its interests,” the statement reads.
Recall that the Italian carabinieri on March 30 stalled an officer of the Russian Armed Forces, accredited at the Embassy in Rome, and Captain 2nd Rank of the Italian Navy, Walter Biot, on charges of espionage. It was noted that the operation passed during a secret meeting between them immediately after the transfer of secret documents by an Italian officer in exchange for a pittance. The Russian escaped arrest due to his diplomatic status, the Italian was taken into custody.
Rome made public persona non grata and announced the immediate expulsion of two members of the military attaché staff at the Russian embassy.