President Traian Basescu on December 22 announced his intention to denounce the Ribbentrop-Molotov agreement at a session of the Parliament in Bucharest. In an interview with the public radio, Traian Băsescu said that Romanian authorities do not confront president Voronin or his Communist Party, but aim to support the more than four million Romanians who live in Moldova.
President Traian Basescu on December 14 said the Moldovan government's decision on December 12 to expel two Romanian diplomats will not change Romania's attitude towards Moldova. Basescu said Romania's aim is "to support Romanians from Moldova". In a statement issued on December 13, the Romanian goverment condemned Moldova's move as "surprising," "unjustified," and "unfriendly".
Two days after ordering two Romanian diplomats to leave the country within 24 hours, Moldova renewed calls for Romania to sign a bilateral treaty, accusing it of deliberately trying to stall recognition of Moldova as an independent state. Chisinau did not link the diplomats' expulsions to its renewed call for the signing of the agreement, which has remained at the draft stage since the early 1990s.