Car crashes into gates of Russian Embassy in Chișinău, Moldova

2 August, 01:01 PM
Flags of Moldova (Photo:Gleb Garanich/File Photo/Reuters)

Flags of Moldova (Photo:Gleb Garanich/File Photo/Reuters)

A car rammed into the gates of Russian Embassy in Chișinău, Moldova at about 6 am on August 2, the Republic of Moldova's police wrote on Telegram.

After ramming his Mercedes car into the gates of the Russian Embassy in Moldova, the man drove away the scene, the police reported.

The car was found on the road to the city of Strășeni. However, the driver refused to comply with police orders to stop the car and ended up crashing into two other vehicles.

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The man was finally forcibly detained by police and will now face repercussions.

Earlier, the Moldovan government expelled 60 diplomats and "technical and administrative" staff working at the Russian Embassy in Chisinau from 84 to 25 persons. The decision was motivated by Russia’s "numerous unfriendly actions" against Moldova, the Foreign Ministry said, as well as by its attempts to destabilize the political situation within the country.

Russian special services used antennas on the roof of its Russian Embassy to monitor Moldovan authorities, reported Jurnal TV and The Insider. These activities became especially intensive before presidential or parliamentary elections or before foreign politicians' visits.

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