Moscow perceives the circumstances with the Russian Consul General in Odessa As an unfriendly act and take appropriate response, said the state Secretary - Deputy head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Grigory Karasin.
"in such a situation, the Russian side will take necessary retaliatory measures, As is customary in diplomatic practice," said Karasin, reports " news Agency ". On the first day of the week the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine according to the materials of the security Service said acting Consul General of Russia in Odessa persona non grata. When the name of the policy Until now has not been made public, but we know that he already left Ukraine. As said the head of the SBU, Vasyl Hrytsak, quoted by the press service of the Ministry, the decision was taken " due to the incompatibility of his diplomatic activities, as well as for violation of the provisions of the above Convention (the Vienna Convention) ". Prior to this, in the list of persona non grata in Ukraine was made in the majority of Russian artists. So, in October of last year in Kiev said that made the list of persona non grata 14 Russian artists. Their names in the Ukrainian Ministry of culture did not call, except Joseph Kobzon, actors Ivan Okhlobystin and Alexander Mikhailov, as well as the writer-satirist Mikhail Zadornov.