Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry has rebuked ‘the hostile and extremely undiplomatic’ comments by Russian ambassador Viktor Chernomyrdin. Kyiv has threatened to expel the diplomat for his recent blunt interview, Russia Today reports.

The official protest was voiced by Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Vladimir Ogryzko on Tuesday, although he didn’t specify which of Chernomyrdin’s words had offended Ukraine.

The Russian Kommersant daily paper said the reason for the move was an interview with the top diplomat published in Ukraine’s Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper on February 11. This was later confirmed by the foreign minister himself.

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