MOSCOW, March 24. /TASS/. The Polish authorities have blocked the bank accounts of the Russian Embassy in Warsaw under the pretext of "possible money laundering and financing of terrorism", Russian Ambassador to Poland Sergey Andreyev said in an interview with Russia's Channel One TV.
"Our accounts were frozen according to a decision by the Finance Ministry, and then by a decision from the Polish prosecutor on the basis that the money from our accounts could allegedly be used to launder illegally obtained funds or to finance terrorism," he said.
"Probably, it is clear to any sane person that the accusation against the diplomatic mission is not just beyond absurd, but it is a direct and blatant violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, which obliges the authorities of the host country to establish normal and favorable conditions for the activities of diplomatic missions," Andreyev continued.
Earlier it was reported that Russian Ambassador to Poland Andreyev was summoned on early Wednesday by the Polish Foreign Ministry, where he was handed a note ordering the expulsion of 45 Russian diplomats. Andreyev stressed that diplomatic relations between Moscow and Warsaw remained in force.