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Romania Declares Russian Deputy Military Attache Persona Non Grata

Bucharest also summoned Russian Ambassador Valery Kuzmin to notify him of the decision made by the Romanian authorities.

The Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has decided to declare Alexei Grishaev, deputy military attache at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Bucharest, persona non grata.

In a press release published on Monday, the ministry explained that Grishaev’s actions “contravene the provisions of the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations”.

However, the authorities did not specify which activities they deemed as breaching the said convention.

The Russian ambassador to Bucharest, Valery Kuzmin, was summoned to the Romanian Foreign Ministry at the request of Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu to be notified of the decision, the press release concludes.

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