The agency said that Ambassador Cristian Istrate was summoned to the Foreign Ministry, where he was handed a note. Assistant Attaché was ordered to leave Russia "within 72 hours."
"On May 11, Romanian Ambassador C. Istrate was invited to the Russian Foreign Ministry and handed a note declaring a "persona non grata" Assistant to Defense Attaché at the Romanian Embassy. The officer was ordered to leave Russia within 72 hours," the statement said.
As it was reported earlier, the Romanian authorities have decided to declare Alexey Grishaev, Deputy Military Attaché at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Bucharest, a persona non grata. The Foreign Ministry noted that his activities and actions contravene the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations provisions since 1961.