Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Grigory Karasin said that Moscow will adequately respond to the expulsion of Russian diplomats from Chisinau. It is reported by RIA Novosti.
According to the diplomat, Russia considered these steps as a direct provocation of certain forces of Moldova against the policy of the President Igor Dodon.
“Of course, this is very bad news for the bilateral Russian-Moldovan relations, is well aware of the structures that have thought and planned this unfriendly action,” he added.
Earlier on may 29, it became known to declare persona non-grata in Moldova, five employees of the Russian Embassy.
“We have received the relevant document, study it. While nothing is going to comment,” — said in this regard, the Ambassador of Russia in Moldova Farit Mukhametshin.
In turn, the leader of Moldova, Igor Dodon, called the expulsion of five Russian diplomats as a provocation. “I want to say that deeply resent data unfriendly step on the part of the representatives of the Moldovan diplomacy condemn it in the strongest way,” he stated. He added that he believes the expulsion of diplomats outrageous gesture of respect to “our strategic partner the Russian Federation”.
The names of the diplomats were not disclosed, but, according to the Agency “Interfax”, among them the assistant to the military attache of the Russian Embassy in the Republic of Alexander Grudin. In March of this year, the Moldovan security services stated that he had maintained contact with the former Deputy of the Parliament of the Republic of Iurie Bolboceanu, who was detained during the investigation of espionage in favor of Russia.