- The Kremlin wants to expand its influence in Europe, and for this purpose it has prepared a plan to take control of Moldova
- Chisinau currently has pro-European powers that Putin does not particularly like
- Moscow intends to finance pro-Russian politicians in Moldova and thus stand in the way of this country entering the European Union
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Journalists gained access to the document. Sueddeutsche Zeitung and Frontstory. It dates back to 2021 and shows that the Kremlin has a top secret plan to take over Moldova. The main point is to limit the influence of the European Union, the United States and NATO in this country in the southeastern corner of Europe, which currently has a pro-European government.
Moscow plans to force Chisinau to join the Eurasian Economic Union and the Collective Security Treaty Organization in the coming years. Its actions also aim to “neutralize” Any actions by the Moldovan government against the Russian military presence in Transnistria.
The document obtained by the journalists has a similar structure to the report “The Strategic Objectives of the Russian Federation in Belarus,” which the journalists published earlier this year.
The Kremlin report contains three parts that describe specific goals in the political, humanitarian, trade and economic sectors in the short, medium and long term. The purpose of the document is to create “stable pro-Russian influence groups within Moldova’s political and economic elites”.
Among the methods of influencing Chişinău, the Kremlin mentions financing pro-Kremlin politicians in Moldova and maintaining the republic’s dependence on Russian imports. Moscow intends to respond to the decisions of this country’s leadership, which contradict the interests of the Kremlin, by cutting off or reducing gas supplies.
Maia Sandu, President of Moldova and Doreen Resin, Prime Minister of the country.
Russia intended to spread its position among the population of the republic through television. However, it failed to establish pro-Kremlin media in the country: last year, the Moldovan authorities closed six Russian TV channels.
“The document on Moldova is not quite as clear as what we see from the Russian side in Ukraine or even Belarus, but it actually denies the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Moldovan state and its right to choose its future,” said David Kramer, US Assistant Secretary of State. The State.For Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.
Moldovan Prime Minister Dorren Resin confirmed that the content of the document was consistent with what he and many members of his government have known for a long time. According to him, Russia has been trying for a long time to convince everyone “that Moldova does not have sovereignty in terms of its foreign policy.”
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