Russia’s Ambassador to Romania, Valery Kuzmin, has been summoned to the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for offensive and provocative statements against Romania.
The move comes after the embassy published, among other things, an article entitled “On the barking of NATO at Russia’s borders and the main source of misinformation in the world.”
The Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) announced on Thursday that, in the context of the publication by the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Bucharest, on its official website, of the article entitled “About NATO barking at Russia’s borders and the main source of misinformation in the world,” FM Bogdan Aurescu summoned the Russian ambassador to Romania, Valery Kuzmin, at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Russian ambassador on Wednesday had had a meeting with the Secretary of State for Strategic Affairs Iulian Fota, who drew his attention to the unacceptable repeated use by the Russian mission of inappropriate, offensive and provocative language against Romania and NATO, Alliance of which our country is part of.
“It was also recalled that on April 22, 2022, the MFA sent a verbal note expressing its disagreement, in writing, in the strongest terms, with reference to the statements posted on the mission’s website. Russian diplomats on the war in Ukraine (text entitled “On war and peace in Ukraine”).
At the same time, the MFA drew attention to the dehumanizing and unrealistic way of describing the war in Ukraine, for which the Russian side has full responsibility, and reiterated its call for maximum restraint in public address on this issue, avoiding provocative attitudes and messages. part of the Embassy.
The Secretary of State once again warned the Russian side that this conduct of public communication reflects a consistently unconstructive approach to bilateral relations by the Embassy and called for public messages to be kept within the limits of the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bucharest stated.