Dmitry Rogozin and Dmitry Peskov
The Kremlin considers as absolutely unacceptable the decision by the Moldovan authorities to declare Deputy Chairman of Russian government Dmitry Rogozin persona non grata in the country, said the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov. His words leads RIA Novosti on Wednesday, August 2.
“Much worse (the introduction of U.S. anti-Russian sanctions — approx. “Of the tape.ru”), of course, the situation Rogozin,” — said the representative of the Kremlin.
Earlier Wednesday, the Chisinau announced Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin persona non grata. According to one version, the reason for this was an interview with the Vice-Premier of the TV channel “Russia 24”, in which he “made unwelcome and offensive remarks” to the citizens of Moldova and its leadership.
The first Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Dmitry Novikov doubted that such a decision has legal force.
The Russian foreign Ministry expressed protest in Chisinau in connection with the incident. The Ministry also stressed that this incident could destabilize the region as a whole, including in the unrecognized Transnistrian Moldovan Republic.
The President of Moldova, Igor Dodon, in turn, said that the Cabinet of the country draws Chisinau “unprecedented over the past quarter century diplomatic and geopolitical conflict.”