An interview in the Romanian mass media provokes displeasure at Moscow. The journalist Ion Petrescu interviewed the Russian Ambassador in Bucharest for Ziua Veche. In response, Tatiana Poloskova accused the Ambassador Oleg Malginov of having something against the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, writes the journalist George Damian in a post on his blog.
Tatiana Poloskova is the executive secretary of the association “International Russia”, which deals with the rights of ethnic Russians outside Russia. Her displeasure was provoked by the declaration of the Ambassador Oleg Malginov, who declared: “Our position, confirmed by numerous documents and political statements, is that after December 1991, after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, a number of states that were part of the USSR became independent. We recognize the territorial integrity of these states. We understand that many independent republics have a lot of problems. Now, the Russian Federation doesn’t bear the full responsibility for identifying solutions. We were part of a single state”.
According to the author, the displeasure comes from the fact that Ambassador’s declaration may be interpreted as an abandonment of ethnic Russians from former Soviet states.