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Moldovan president slams decision to recall ambassador from Russia as provocation

Igor Dodon said that "this provocation" will not disrupt his upcoming visit to Russia

CHISINAU, December 18. /TASS/. Moldovan President Igor Dodon has expressed indignation at the Foreign Ministry’s decision to recall the country’s Ambassador to Russia Andrei Negutsa for consultations.

"This unfriendly step has been taken ahead of my upcoming visit to Moscow upon the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin," Dodon told TASS. "If this provocation is aimed at disrupting the visit, then it will fail because I am not going to change my plans and will make a visit to Russia in any case," he added.