An important change has taken place at diplomatic level in the midst of the cold war of statements between Bucharest and Moscow over the commissioning of the anti-ballistic missile shield in Deveselu. Valery Kuzmin, former Russian ambassador to Chisinau, will take over as Russian ambassador to Bucharest, according to unimedia.md.
The decree replacing Russian ambassador to Romania Oleg Malginov with Valery Kuzmin has been signed by Vladimir Putin. The text of the presidential decree has been posted on the Russian jurisprudence portal. “Valery Ivanovici Kuzmin is hereby appointed Russian Federation’s extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador to Romania,” rador.ro informs.
Kuzmin stood out in 2011 when, on the occasion of Europe Day in the Republic of Moldova, he stated that Moldovans should think more about what they have in common with Russians, since the expansion of the EU is not foreseen in the near future, unimedia.info informs.
Kuzmin holds the diplomatic rank of extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador of the Russian Federation, a rank conferred through presidential decree signed by the Russian President on 17 November 2009. He holds the “Hero of Labour” Award and is fluent in English, French and Arabic, according to RADOR.