Moldova’s president has vowed that his country will resist Putin’s attempt to turn Moldova into a Russian puppet state.

Moldovan President Mia Sandu says her country opposes Russian harassment (AP Photo/Aral Obreja)

Moldova resisted Russia’s efforts It should be turned into a puppet country The Moldovan president said in Bucharest that the Russian invasion of Ukraine is stronger today than when it began a year ago. Maya Chandu.

“Some wanted a puppet government in Chisinau to capitulate to the Kremlin’s interests and see our country fall,” the president said after meeting his Romanian counterpart. Klaus IohannisAccording to the company Acrepress.

Moldova was Ukraine’s most vulnerable neighbor at the beginning of the war, but now “the country is stronger” and has new sources of energy, the head of state said. “Energy threat by the Kremlin” challenge.

The President of Moldova thanked Romania for its support, which means that gas supply through the IC-Chisinau gas pipeline was able to stop depending on the Russian gas company “Gazprom only”.

Iohannis, for his part, agreed with his counterpart in asserting that “foreign threats endangering Moldova are of particular concern.”

The Romanian President assured and reiterated that Moldova can count on his country’s support The European Union (EU) should allow those who wish to disrupt it.

Moldovan Foreign Minister Nigu Popescu has asked the European Union to sanction Moldovan oligarchs who support Russia (REUTERS/Johanna Geron)

In fact this week Moldova’s foreign minister, Nico PopescuMoldova has asked Brussels to impose sanctions on oligarchs accused of supporting Russia in their country’s destabilization.

The former Soviet republic of Moldova is negotiating to join the EU, but is not currently even considering applying for NATO membership, as Sandu recently promised.

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For its part, the Moldovan government denied that Ukraine was preparing an armed provocation in the pro-Russian separatist region of Transnistria, following warnings from the Russian Defense Ministry that Kiev was staging a false flag attack.

State officials did not confirm the information released today by the Russian Defense Ministry”, announced the administrator on his Telegram channel.

Chisinau called on people to remain calm and seek information from “official and verified sources of the Republic of Moldova”.

“Our companies cooperate with their foreign partners Also, if there is a threat to the country, the community will be informed immediately,” the Moldovan government added.

The Russian Defense Ministry condemned Kyiv’s preparations for armed provocation in Transnistria, where Russian peacekeepers live, and indicated it was preparing to act under any circumstances.

Putin revokes decree respecting Moldova’s sovereignty and territorial integrity (Sputnik/Pavel Petnyakov/Kremlin via REUTERS)

The Russian command indicated that Ukraine would use an alleged attack by Russian forces from Transnistria with a Ukrainian army wearing Russian uniforms as a pretext for an invasion. According to the military establishment, Kyiv will involve members of the ultranationalist Azov Battalion in this provocation.

Moldova pulled out of the Kremlin meeting after Putin raised tensions in Europe by revoking a decree respecting Moldova’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The decree, which included Moldovan elements, outlined Russia’s foreign policy of 11 years ago, which took Moscow’s closer ties with the European Union (EU) and the United States.

The order canceling the 2012 document was published on the Kremlin’s website and said the decision had been made. “Guarantee of Russia’s National Interests In relation to profound changes in international relations”.

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Russian peacekeeping forces have been in Transnistria since 1992, following a ceasefire agreement between the self-proclaimed republic and Moldova.

The situation in Transnistria has remained tensely calm since the start of the Russian military campaign in Ukraine, despite several isolated cases of sabotage against separatist authorities’ organizations.

(with information from EFE)

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