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Moldova will ask for help from the allies in the event of a military conflict with Russia. This was stated by Moldovan President Maia Sandu at a press conference in Bucharest, Digi24 reports.
“If Russia tries to attack the Republic of Moldova, we will obviously ask for help,”— she said.
According to her, Moldova feels a threat to security, since the “Russian-Ukrainian front” approaching the border of the republic. “The number of provocations by internal forces aimed at destabilizing the situation in Moldova is growing,” — Sandy added. The Moldovan institutions are closely following the development of the situation in Transnistria and are analyzing the risks. “We are worried. We allow all scenarios, including the most pessimistic ones. We are preparing for all scenarios, — she concluded.
Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, in turn, stressed that Chisinau and Budapest remain “the closest” partners and that Romania “does not refuse” from its neighbor, no matter what position it finds itself in.
The Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (PMR) declared its separation from Moldova in 1990. Until 1992, hostilities took place there, which ended with the signing of a truce. There are about a thousand Russian peacekeepers on the territory of Transnistria as part of the Operational Group of Russian Forces (OGRF).
On March 15, PACE recognized the region as “occupied by Russia”, and in 1992 it considered the conflict in the territory of Transnistria an “act of military aggression”. Russia vs Moldova. The Russian Foreign Ministry called the wording of PACE “unacceptable”.
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After that, Sandu called on Russia to withdraw troops from the region and expressed hope that the country would be able to resolve the conflict with Transnistria and join the European Union together with the republic.
Foreign Minister of the unrecognized republic Vitaly Ignatiev said on July 21 that Moldova's withdrawal from the 1992 agreement could become a prerequisite for the start of hostilities in Transnistria.
He also pointed out that Moldova would have to resolve the issue with Transnistria, since “EU membership without resolving territorial and legal issues is impossible”, and the country at the end of June, together with Ukraine, received the status of a candidate for joining the union.
At the same time, Ignatiev did not see the possibility of resolving the conflict through negotiations, since ” ;European Perspectives» Moldova contradict the will of the inhabitants of Transnistria. Tiraspol intends to seek independence with subsequent accession to Russia, he stressed.
After that, the press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin had seen media reports about the plans of Pridnestrovie to become part of Russia, but did not know what these publications are connected with.
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