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Romania Suspends the Activity of the Russian Center in Bucharest

On Tuesday, February 21, the Romanian Ministry for Foreign Affairs suspended Romania’s Russian Center for Culture and Science activity. The Russian Ambassador to Romania was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to be notified regarding this decision.

The Russian ambassador was reminded of the repeated situations in which the Center deliberately engaged in actions of distorted presentation of reality and historical truth at the level of Romanian public opinion. These slippages intensified and acquired new accents of particular gravity recently after the Russian Federation launched a war of aggression against Ukraine. Through its actions, the Center irremediably strayed from its realistic goals of strengthening cultural ties and regrettably turned into a tool for propaganda, disinformation and excusing the war crimes of the Russian Federation in Ukraine.

The Secretary of State for Strategic Affairs conveyed the Romanian side’s firm disapproval of the Russian side’s constant attempts at hybrid attacks and disinformation through truncation and deliberate manipulation of reality and appealed to the latter to renounce such practices.

The suspension of the Center’s activity will occur until August 20, 2023, at the latest, when the administrative procedures involved in this measure must be completed.

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