Deputy Minister of Health of Russia Oleg Salagai was not allowed into Denmark. He came to a meeting of the World Health Organization (WHO). The Russian embassy in Denmark reported this.
“The Danish authorities shamelessly violated their obligations to ensure unhindered access to events in Denmark for official representatives of WHO member countries, including Russia,” the diplomatic mission said.
The embassy will demand an apology and explanation from the Danish authorities. Denmark has not yet commented on the incident.
In May 2023, WHO closed the Office for Combating Noncommunicable Diseases in Moscow. Its powers were transferred to the European Bureau of the organization, which is located in the capital of Denmark – Copenhagen.