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Russian deputy premier Dmitry Rogozin declared undesirable person in Moldova

15:33 | 02.08.2017 Category: Political

Chisinau, 2 August /MOLDPRES/ - Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Rogozin has been declared persona non grata in Moldova, according to a cabinet decision approved today, at a proposal by the Foreign Affairs and European Integration Ministry. The government banned Rogozin from entering Moldova, as well as from crossing its territory for the defamatory and false statements against the citizens of Moldova.  

“In the last time, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Rogozin has made a string of public statements and commentaries having an unfriendly, denigrating and offensive character against Moldova and its people,” Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Affairs and European Integration Minister Andrei Galbur said.

The Moldovan diplomacy head described the Russian official’s statements as a gross interference with Moldova’s domestic affairs. Galbur specified that these declarations did not fit the character of the relations with Russia, based on mutual interest.

Prime Minister Pavel Filip stressed that the authorities’ duty was to protect the country’s citizens, each time when necessary, and Moldova wants relations with the neighbour countries based on reciprocal interest.  

(Reporter V. Bercu, editor L. Alcaza)