Slovakia expels Russian diplomat, says engaged in espionage

Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini talks to the media as he arrives for the informal meeting of European Union leaders ahead of the EU summit, in Salzburg, Austria, September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner/Files

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Slovakia has expelled a Russian diplomat after information from military intelligence showed he engaged in espionage activities in the NATO and European Union member country, Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini said on Wednesday.

"We expelled him on November 22 and he left Slovakia within 48 hours," Pellegrini told reporters.

(Reporting by Tatiana Jancarikova; Writing by Jan Lopatka; Editing by Toby Chopra)