Romania expels 10 Russian diplomats. The Romanian Ministry made the official announcement of Foreign Affairs in a Press Release on Tuesday, April 5. This happened just hours after the Romanian Prime Minister, Nicolae Ciuca, replied to a journalist that Romania did not have a plan to expel any Russian diplomat, as there were no such cases on Romanian territory.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs that the Romanian authorities have decided to declare as persona non-grata on Romanian territory ten persons working within the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Bucharest, considering that their activities and actions contravene the provisions of the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.
These elements were communicated to the Russian side on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at the convening at the MFA headquarters, at the request of Minister Bogdan Aurescu, the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Bucharest, Mr Valery Kuzmin, Secretary of State for Strategic Affairs.
The MFA reiterated the firm condemnation of the crimes committed in Bucea and in other localities in Ukraine, for which the responsibility belongs to Russia.
Romania joins the other countries to expel Russian diplomats, including Germany, France, Spain, Denmark, Lithuania, etc.