Rogozin called provocation incident in the airspace of Romania

Dmitry Rogozin

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said the incident with the flight of S7 airlines in the airspace of Romania planned provocation. He declared it on air of TV channel “Russia 24”.

“It is an obvious provocation, which is difficult to foresee, because the route was frequently used. They (the Romanian authorities — approx. “Of the”) jeopardized the flight of civil aircraft”, — said Russian politician, adding that the provocation was committed not only towards him but also towards the Moldovan citizens who flew on the same flight.

Rogozin said that next week will discuss with the Moldovan President and the failure of the visit to Chisinau. “I plan to soon, in a week, to meet with the President of Moldova Igor Dodon. We will be at the inauguration of the new Iranian President Rouhani, and scheduled our appointment. Of course, it will be a serious conversation, we need assurances, more to test our patience we can’t,” he said.

On 28 July the Romanian authorities have not given the aircraft with Rogozin on Board to fly through its airspace in Chisinau, where he had scheduled talks with Moldovan President Igor Dodon, from-for what the plane had to land in Belarus. Russia has expressed a decisive protest to Romania.