The Western countries would try to turn the Republic of Moldova into a “second Ukraine”, and the authorities in Chisinau would play their game, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mihail Galuzin said on Friday on the state television channel Rossia-24, according to Deschide .md and NewsMaker.
“The West – absolutely irresponsible, lacking in vision – wants to make Moldova a second Ukraine, and, unfortunately, the current leadership of the Republic of Moldova plays its game and actively participates in it,” said Galuzin.
At the same time, according to the Russian diplomat, there can be no talk of any escalation or tension in Russia’s relations with the people of the Republic of Moldova, notes TASS, quoted by Agerpres.
“These are not our methods, we do not interfere in anyone’s internal affairs,” said the Russian deputy foreign minister, whose country launched a full-scale invasion last February of Ukraine in an illegal, unprovoked and unjustified aggression. against an independent state, the first of its kind in Europe after the Second World War.
According to Galuzin, quoted by numerous Russian state media, “the overwhelming majority of Moldovan citizens say ‘no’ to the myopic and hostile policy of their country’s authorities towards Russia”.
“We can only count that, in the end, the officials from Chisinau will look clearly at the reality and will not follow the path of worsening relations with Russia by pleasing the Western countries, which pursue an anti-Russian policy, but a path of healthy pragmatic cooperation with our country, to which Moldova is linked by old historical relations, strong economic ties,” said Galuzin, quoted by TASS.
The pro-European authorities in Chisinau have recently repeatedly accused Russia of attempts to destabilize the situation in the Republic of Moldova against the backdrop of the war it launched on February 24 against neighboring Ukraine.
In a recent interview, Maia Sandu emphasized that, currently, there is no risk of a military invasion for the Republic of Moldova from Russia – whose troops are stationed in Transnistria – thanks to Ukraine, which “keeps the Russian army away” from the Moldovan border.
Moreover, Chisinau announced on Friday the sending of aid to Ukraine after the disaster in Kahovka, in the Kherson region (south), where the destruction of a dam – for which Kiev and Moscow blame each other – caused devastating floods, forcing thousands of people to leave the houses.
Thus, the Commission for Exceptional Situations from Chisinau approved the granting of humanitarian assistance to Ukraine in the amount of 4.2 million Moldovan lei for managing the ecological and humanitarian consequences caused by the destruction of the Nova Kahovka dam. The decision was approved during the meeting on Friday evening, according to Deschide.md.
This aid includes water pumping stations, inflatable boats, food products, as well as equipment needed to remove the consequences of floods.
The goods will be offered from the reserves of the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations and the Material Reserves Agency.
On Thursday, Prime Minister Dorin Recean announced the granting of humanitarian aid to Ukraine, stating that a team of firefighters would go to Ukraine to participate in the rescue missions in the area of the Nova Kahovka dam, according to the quoted media.
Editor : I.C