On Friday, March 24, the spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Oleg Nikolenko, announced that the Ukrainian foreign policy department is initiating the introduction of sanctions against the member of the Romanian Parliament, Diana Shoshoake, "as a person who poses a threat to national security."  

Such a message appeared on his Facebook page after Shoshoake submitted to the parliament a bill demanding the annexation by Romania of the following territories, which are now part of Ukraine: Northern Bukovina, Hertsa, Bugeakul (Cagul, Bolgrad, Izmail), historical Maramures and Snake Island.

"A classic example of the methodology of Russian revanchism.

We strongly condemn the attempt to question the territorial integrity of Ukraine, to undermine the spirit of good neighborliness between Ukraine and Romania.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine initiates the imposition of sanctions on Diana Shoshoake as a person who poses a threat to national security", Oleg Nikolenko commented on this legislative initiative.

As reported by Digi24.ro, the Romanian deputy stated in response that "Ukraine is the occupier of some Romanian territories that are fighting for the return to the bosom of the motherland" and, following Kremlin propaganda, accused the Ukrainian state of "Nazi politics."

The publication emphasized that MP Shoshoake, who is known for her anti-Ukrainian rhetoric, publicly supports the speech of former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, who declared last summer that Romania wants to annex the territories of Ukraine, with her legislative initiative.

In addition, Shoshoake is a good friend of the Russian ambassador in Bucharest, to whose invitation she always responded.

During her last visit to the diplomatic mission of the Kremlin in Bucharest, she noted the "results of the special operation" in Ukraine.

We will remind, on the occasion of the Russian "Day of National Unity", the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, accused Poland and Romania of seeking to "return" the territories of Ukraine, which were "taken from them by Stalin" after the Second World War.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania, on the other hand, confirmed its firm support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders and reminded the Kremlin about the war of aggression waged by the Russian Federation.

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