Moldova's President Calls Russia Primary Source of Instability

Wednesday, 16 August 2023

President Maia Sandu has named Russia as the primary source of instability for the country, while regarding Romania as a key ally.

As reported by NewsMaker, Sandu shared the main directions of diplomatic activities during a meeting with Moldovan ambassadors. These directions are crucial for the country's immediate and medium-term perspective, including Moldova's EU integration and its role as a security contributor in the region.

"Russia will continue to be a source of instability for us. You have seen how Russian forces attempted to destabilise the situation in Moldova this year, even going so far as attempting to overthrow constitutional power. On the other hand, we are fortunate that Romania supports Moldova. It is an important defender that backs our foreign policy," she added.

At the same time, Sandu noted that Moldova is currently facing a decisive moment that will shape the country's future.

"The results we achieve now will determine how our country develops. We all know how serious the current challenges are. Unfortunately, the war continues. We don't see signs that it will end soon," she pointed out, underscoring that Moldova will continue to back Ukraine.

On July 26, Moldova announced its decision to expel 45 employees of the Russian embassy in Chișinău.

Investigators have noticed dozens of antennas and satellite dishes on the roof of the Russian embassy in Moldova, which are used by Russia's secret services for surveillance.

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