"Today's decision to declare Dmitry Rogozin persona non grata in Moldova is a response to the offenses brought by the Russian Deputy Prime Minister to Moldova," Andrian Candu, the President of Parliament, said.
"Rogozin's coming to Moldova was a provocation, and the Russian Deputy Prime Minister knew that he would not be allowed to transit Romania. He knew as he received official information that we are against the events planned on the left bank of the Dniester. The fact that he boarded the plane and by doing so endangered the lives of the passengers in the aircraft is nobody's fault but his. The current government will not tolerate defamatory statements against our country, and today's decision is a response to Rogozin's offensive rhetoric towards Moldova," Candu said.