Ukrainian ambassador summoned to Kiev after Dodon recognized the annexation of Crimea to Russia
Ukrainian ambassador to Chisinau, Ivan Hnatyshyn, has been summoned to Kiev for consultations after in Moldova took place the first round of presidential elections. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has summoned Hnatyshyn to Kiev in the context that Igor Dodon, the candidate with high chances for president positions, has recognized the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation.
The press secretary for Ukraine’s president, Svyatoslav Tsegolko, posted the information on Twitter on October 31.
"Important information: the Ukrainian ambassador to Moldova has been summoned to Kyiv for consultations," Tsegolko wrote on Twitter on Monday.
Kiev harbors a grudge against the statement of the presidential runner of Moldova, Igor Dodon, regarding Crimea belonging to Russia and are not ready to close eyes at the neighbor's lack of respect for its territorial integrity, lb.ua wrote.
"The apologies of Chisinau do not alleviate the danger of deterioration of the Ukrainian-Moldovan relations in case of victory of pro-Russian candidate. If the current scandal caused by word of Dodon the Presidential Runner, the behavior of 'Dodon the President', who now is not questioning the territorial integrity of neighboring countries, are unlikely to remain unanswered by Ukraine," lb.ua wrote.
The hurt feelings may explain Ukraine's move to summon its ambassador to Moldova.