Moscow protested to Chisinau in connection with the decision to declare Deputy Chairman of Russian government Dmitry Rogozin persona non grata. A statement published on the Russian foreign Ministry website on Wednesday, August 2.
Deputy foreign Minister Grigory Karasin in a conversation with the Ambassador of Moldova Andrei Neguta stressed that “the Russian side over the past years consistently working to develop active relations” with the Republic. Against this background, according to him, such actions of the Chisinau look irresponsible.
“The impression that Chisinau politicians aspire to the role of “proglanguage” in the hysterical and futile campaign that deployed against Russia”, — stated in the message.
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The foreign Ministry also stressed that this incident could destabilize the region as a whole, including in the unrecognized Transnistrian Moldovan Republic.
Earlier, on 2 August, the first Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Dmitry Novikov expressed the view that the incident with the Deputy Prime Minister can have a negative impact on relations between Moscow and Chisinau.
The Moldovan government has declared Dmitry Rogozin persona non grata on August 2. According to the source “Interfax”, this happened because of the “unfriendly and offensive” statements of officials to the inhabitants of the country and its leadership in an interview.
The President of Moldova Igor Dodon said that the Cabinet of the country draws Chisinau “unprecedented over the past quarter century diplomatic and geopolitical conflict.”