Romania: Russia deports Romanian diplomat in response to Bucharest actions

Romania: Russia deports 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 to the Military Attaché at the Romanian Embassy, ​​was declared persona non grata and he must leave the territory of the Russian Federation within 72 hours. This step was taken by the Russian side in response to the unfounded declaration of an aide the military attaché at the Russian embassy in Bucharest as persona non grata on April 26,” the statement says.

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