Moldova declared the Vice-Premier of Russia Dmitry Rogozin «undesirable person» on its territory, reports news Agency «Interfax».
As reported on Wednesday, August 2, the press service of the Ministry of foreign Affairs and European integration (MFAEI), the government of Moldova adopted a decision according to which Rogozin denied entry to the country and transit through its territory.
«Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Russia in Chisinau, Farit Mukhametshin, was invited to the foreign Ministry in connection with the recent public statements by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. In particular, it was brought to the attention of the Russian Ambassador Rogozin in an interview to TV channel «Russia-24″ (RTR), in which he made a number of insulting remarks about Moldova and its citizens. Russian Deputy Prime Minister also made offensive rating on the authorities of the country», – stated in the message.
The foreign Ministry stressed that Rogozin is not the first time doing such a «defamatory» and «false» statements.
«Given these circumstances, Ambassador Farit Mukhametshin reported on the decision by the Moldovan authorities to declare Dmitry Rogozin persona non grata in the territory of the Republic of Moldova, by banning him entry and transit through the territory of Moldova. Note that this decision takes into account all institutional procedures and was informed the Russian side in accordance with all diplomatic norms,» said the Moldovan foreign Ministry.
Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the decision of Chisinau to declare Rogozin persona non grata «absolutely unacceptable». The Ministry of foreign Affairs expressed to the Ambassador of Moldova protest.