Russia wants to use Moldova against Ukraine, President Sandu says
The Kremlin wants to establish a pro-Russian government in Moldova in order to use the country's territory in the war against Ukraine, just as it uses Belarus
This was stated by Moldovan President Maia Sandu on Vocea Basarabiei.
"There are attempts by the Russian Federation to undermine the government, to overthrow the government, and we have new evidence of this. It's clear that the Russian Federation is trying to create a pro-Russian government in Chisinau to use the Republic of Moldova, including against Ukraine, as it does, for example, in the case of Belarus," she said.
"And you have seen the latest statements by the Kremlin authorities that they will deploy nuclear weapons on the territory of Belarus. This is exactly what the Russian Federation wants to do in the case of the Republic of Moldova," Sandu added.
According to her, Russia wants to see corrupt politicians as leaders Moldova.
"It is much easier to control a space where chaos, poverty, and corruption reign than a country that is firmly on the path of democracy, with strong institutions that do not allow the Russian Federation to interfere in the internal affairs of the Republic of Moldova," Sandu said.