Romania: Russia expels Romanian diplomat in response to Bucharest actions

The Russian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday declared persona non grata an official of the Romanian embassy in Russia in response to the expulsion of a member of the Russian diplomatic mission of the Russian embassy in Bucharest, according to a statement from the Russian Foreign Ministry.

“On May 11, the Ambassador of Romania Cristian Istrate was summoned by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he was given a note of the ministry in which Captain G. Iliescu, Assistant Military Attaché at the Romanian Embassy, ​​declared persona non grata must leave the territory of the Russian Federation within 72 hours. “This step was taken by the Russian side in response to the unfounded statement of an aide to the military attaché at the Russian embassy in Bucharest as persona non grata on April 26,” the statement said.

Earlier, the Romanian Foreign Ministry stated that the activities and actions of the expelled Russian diplomat “contradict the provisions of the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations”./ ibna

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