It is clarified that this is due to technical reasons.
Earlier, the Moldovan Foreign Ministry told Russian Ambassador Oleg Vasnetsov that the embassy staff would be reduced by 45 people. In total they will work up to ten diplomatic workers and 15 employees who are in charge of the administrative, technical and other functions of the diplomatic mission.
The Moldovan side justified this by the need to increase the number of employees of the Russian division to the number of employees of the Moldovan embassy in Moscow.
The Kremlin stated in response to this that the Chisinau decision continues the hostile line of the current Moldovan leadership towards Russia.
The reason for the reduction of the staff of the Russian embassy was the accusations by the Moldovan authorities of alleged espionage using antennas on the roof of the diplomatic mission. Ambassador Vasnetsov then explained that the antennas installed in the embassy building are rusty and have been there since the 1990s, in connection with which the Chisinau allegations do not stand up to scrutiny.