Home Politics Monitor Tensions Rise: Kremlin’s Strained Relations With Moldova
Politics Monitor

Tensions Rise: Kremlin’s Strained Relations With Moldova

A man walks behind the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) logo inside its headquarters in Mumbai, India, April 8, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

The Kremlin said on Monday that Russia’s relations with Moldova are very tense and accused Moldovan leaders of pursuing an anti-Russian agenda, a week after Chisinau said it foiled a Russian coup attempt.
Moldova’s parliament approved a new pro-Western government last week after the previous government resigned en masse after months of political and economic scandals.

Prime Minister Dorin Recean

The new government, led by Prime Minister Dorin Recean, has vowed to take a pro-European course and has also called for the demilitarization of the Transnistrian region – a Moscow-backed separatist region bordering Ukraine.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday that Russia is acting “responsibly” regarding the peacekeepers it has stationed in the breakaway region and warned Moldova not to let the situation escalate further.

“Our relations with Moldova are already very tense,” Peskov told reporters. “The leadership always focuses on anything anti-Russian, they slide into anti-Russian hysteria.”

Moldova’s President Maia Sandu – as well as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy – said earlier this month that they had information showing that Russia was plotting a coup to “overthrow” Moldovan authorities and wreak havoc in the tiny former Soviet republic.

Russia has denied these claims, but Moscow has denied the possibility of Moldova – sandwiched between Ukraine and NATO member Romania – joining the European Union.

This article is originally published on nl.marketscreener.com

Related Articles

Politics Monitor

Morocco’s Latin America Presence: Areas For Reflection

The tour carried out by His Majesty King Mohammed VI, May God...

Politics Monitor

Palestine Demands Security Council Protection

As Israeli army kills 10 Palestinians in assault on northern West Bank...

Media StatementsPolitics Monitor

Macron Boosts Diplomacy With New Measures

French President Emmanuel Macron stayed the course on the controversial reform of...

Politics Monitor

Ursula von der Leyen’s Israel-Hamas Missteps

The President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen is under...