Press release on the Foreign Ministry's demarche to the Romanian Charge d'Affaires ad interim in Russia
On July 28, the Russian Foreign Ministry made a protest to the Romanian Charge d'Affaires ad interim in Russia, Viorel Cojocaru, over the Romanian authorities' blocking of a civil passenger jet of the air carrier Globus, performing a regular Moscow-Chisinau flight on July 28, from entering the country's airspace.
It was emphasised that the move endangered the safety of the over 160 passengers on board, who failed to arrive at their destination on time.
These actions prevented Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin and accompanying individuals from arriving in Chisinau to meet with Moldovan President Igor Dodon and take part in events marking the 25th anniversary of the start of the peacekeeping operation in Transnistria.
Moscow views this incident as a deliberate provocation that seriously undermines Russian-Romanian relations.
We have called on the Romanian authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident and provide an explanation.