Russia expels Italian diplomat in retaliatory act over espionage allegations

Russia expelled an Italian diplomat on Monday and called in Italy’s ambassador to its foreign ministry over what it said was a groundless move by Rome to expel two Russian diplomats last month. The expulsion of only one diplomat – Italy’s deputy naval attaché – may signal a desire by Moscow not to retaliate aggressively… Read More Russia expels Italian diplomat in retaliatory act over espionage allegations

Italy arrests navy captain, expels Russian diplomats on espionage charges

Italy expelled two Russian diplomats on Wednesday after police said they had arrested an Italian navy captain caught passing documents to a Russian official in return for money at a clandestine meeting. The Italian, a captain of a frigate, and the Russian, a military official accredited at the embassy, were accused of “serious crimes tied… Read More Italy arrests navy captain, expels Russian diplomats on espionage charges