MARGARETA, the Custodian of the Romanian Crown has been attacked by the Russian government over a political row, according to reports.
Margareta, Custodian of Romania was attacked by the Russian government amid a political statement (Image GETTY)
Her Majesty Margareta, Custodian of the Romanian Crown, was attacked by the Russian government following her statement over the current political situation in Europe and the world. The Russian embassy in the Romanian capital of Bucharest especially criticised Margareta’s warning on Russian aggression in Europe.
The statement was made during a reception for the Diplomatic Corps of Romania on Thursday last week.
In her speech she said: “We wholeheartedly support NATO’s current efforts to boost the defences of our Baltic allies; their security remains our security.
“I also salute the contributions of our allies in the defence of Romania.”
On Russia, the head of the Romanian Royal Family said: “However, I just wonder if we are doing enough, given the troubles facing us in Ukraine and around the Black Sea.
Margareta, Custodian of the Romanian Crown with Britain’s Prince Charles (Image GETTY)
Margareta, Custodian of Romania criticised the Russian government (Image GETTY)
“Let me remind you: all of Russia’s assaults on our security, from the attack on Georgia in 2008 to the attack on Ukraine in 2014 and the Russian military intervention in the Middle East in 2015 happened around our part of the world, around what used to be called NATO’s Southern Flank.
“This has caused a lot of turmoil in Romania the recent days.”
The Russian Embassy in Romania quickly reacted to the speech and published a response on their Facebook-page the same evening.
According to royalcentral.co.uk, the Russian embassy wrote: “Mrs Margaret plays with the big boys, showing concern not only for the security and well-being of her own state, but for at least a half of Eurasia and the whole Euro-Atlantic space.
“Unfortunately, comparatively to the grandiosity of the plan, the conclusions and solutions proposed proved to be painfully primitive and easy to decipher.”
Several political groups and a strong royalist movement now require that Romania declare the Russian Ambassador to the country “persona non grata” and force him to return to Russia.
Iulian Chifu, a former presidential advisor and director of the Romanian Centre for Conflict Prevention, said: “The statement of the Romanian Crown was well rooted in reality; the Russian ambassador must be recalled.”
The royalists’ demands include: “We can say, without being mistaken, that when Russia or its agents attack, criticise and insult the members of the Romanian Royal Family, that our country is on the right path of history.
“We remain confident that Romania will return to the traditional form of government, the constitutional monarchy.
“Finally, we wish that the unpleasant situation created by the last statements of the Russian Embassy in Bucharest should not be repeated.
“In this regard, we ask the President of Romania, to declare the Russian Ambassador to Bucharest, Valery Kuzmin, ‘persona non-grata’ and send him back to Russia.”
In addition, several Romanian members of parliament have reacted negatively on the Russian attack on the Custodian of the Romanian Crown.
Margareta, Custodian of Romania with husband Prince Radu (Image GETTY)
Daniel Gheorghe, Member of the National Liberal Party, thinks an apology must come from the Russian on this issue.
He said: “I think the ambassador of the Russian Federation has an obligation to publicly apologise for this use of Soviet language and the aggressive styling once propagated by communist Russia.”
Party leader George Simion, an advocate for the Unification of Romania and Moldova said: “Russia does what it always did.
“It is aggressive, tries to silence those that reveal the truth.
“I am curious where the people promoting Russia as an alternative are hiding now. The only real truth is Greater Romania.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK