MOSCOW, October 4. /TASS/. Kazakh Ambassador to Russia Ermek Kosherbaev was summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday where he was told about the inadmissibility of the situation with Ukrainian Ambassador to Kazakhstan Pyotr Vrublevsky who still has not been expelled by the Kazakh side, a commentary by Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.
"To deepest regret, assurances that this Bandera emissary 'will never return’ to Astana were not fulfilled. This character again showed up in the Kazakh capital and clearly not to ‘pack up his things and collect his family.’ He openly visits diplomatic events as the head of a diplomatic mission," she noted. "Due to aforementioned circumstances, on October 4, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan Ermek Kosherbaev was summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry and was told about the absolute unacceptability of such a situation," she added.
The Russian Foreign Ministry reiterated that on August 21, the Ukrainian envoy "distinguished himself with inhuman public calls to kill as many Russians as possible, crossing all lines of civilized behavior not to mention diplomatic ethics and the most egregious violation of the laws of the host country which provide for the accountability for undermining interethnic accord."
The agency noted that when "the Russian side demanded the ‘diplomat’s’ immediate expulsion it was promised that Vrublevsky would permanently leave Kazakhstan on the shortest notice."
The Russian ministry stressed that the Russian side was hoping that Kazakhstan would expel the Ukrainian envoy as soon as possible. "We hope that the Kazakh side, following not only the spirit of its allied relations with Russia but also the letter of its own legislation (Article 147 of the Republic of Kazakhstan’s Criminal Code provides for up to seven years of incarceration for inciting ethnic hatred), won’t pander to the neo-Nazi Kiev regime and will take measures for the swiftest permanent expulsion of this odious nationalist," the commentary noted.