That was announced by the outgoing Prime Minister on Tuesday evening

Bulgaria is to expel 70 Russian diplomats, the outgoing Prime Minister Kiril Petkov announced on Tuesday evening.

According to him, most of these people worked directly for foreign services and their diplomatic role was just a cover. 

"When foreign governments attempt to interfere in Bulgaria's internal affairs, we will clearly counteract," Petkov underlined. 

The diplomats must leave Bulgaria by Sunday, July 3.