Russia’s ambassador on Geoana’s visit to Moscow: Cold War is over!

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Russia’s Ambassador in Bucharest Alexandr Churilin said on Friday that the visits politicians pay to Moscow cannot be forbidden, taking into account that the Cold War is over and everyone is free to go where they wish and where duty asks them to.

Asked to state his opinion about the visit the PSD+PC (Social Democratic Party – Conservative Party) candidate in the presidential elections Mircea Geoana paid to Moscow, Churilin said he did not want to get involved in the election campaign in Romania, but the politicians’ visits to Russia’s capital city cannot be banned.

‘We don’t want to get involved in the election campaign in Romania. Our attitude toward the elections in Romania is one of respect and we would not like some of our opinions to influence the public opinion in Romania, one way or another.

As for the visits the political players pay, I don’t see how they could be forbidden! The Cold War is over. Everyone may go wherever they wish, depending on their mood, and their tasks. If somebody likes to travel to the United States, God be praised, let them go to the United States, if they want to go to Turkey, we wish them a nice journey. If they go to Russia, they are welcome,’ Churilin stressed.

The Russian ambassador was attending the opening ceremony of the first Russian Cultural Center in Romania, at the Academy of the Economic Studies, in Bucharest on Friday.

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