Contents tagged with Dodon

  • Ukraine intensifies security measures on Moldovan border

    After a session of National Security and Defense Council, Ukraine’s State Border Guard Service (SBGS)  has intensified its security measures along the border with Moldova in light of a recent deterioration of the situation there. The size of border detachments has been increased, and sniffer dogs are being used, said SBGS Spokesperson Oleh Slobodyan, as cited by 112 Ukraine.

    “Border guards, within their competence, have reinforced the protection of the entire Ukrainian-Moldovan border. We are …

  • Moldovan President Dodon promises to ask Constitutional Court’s permission to dissolve parliament if it fails to create a parliamentary majority

    Moldovan President Igor Dodon said that he would ask the Constitutional Court to dissolve parliament if fails to create a parliamentary majority. The head of state made the announcement Thursday evening on Moldovan television channel N-4.

    “In June, I will appeal to the Constitutional Court to ask if there are grounds to dissolve a parliament that is not operational and does not have a ruling majority. I will then call the parliamentary party leaders to hold early elections.” Dodon said.

    The …

  • Moldovan President Dodon claims that he will have a meeting with Zelensky soon

    Moldovan President Igor Dodon said that he had a phone conversation with the President-elect of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday. 

    "I had a telephone conversation with the President-elect of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky. I congratulated him on his election as the head of the neighboring state and wished him success in his responsible position. We discussed the relations between Moldova and Ukraine in various areas of mutual interests. We agreed to hold a bilateral meeting soon and discuss …

  • Moldova denies entry to Russian TV journalists

    Moldova’s border police have denied entry to the film crews of Russian NTV and Russia-1 TV channels on an assignment to interview President Igor Dodon, stated the press service of the Moldovan President.

    “We strongly condemn these actions and deem them as a new provocation against our partner, the Russian Federation, and as a clear restriction of journalists’ access to information,” the report said. The press service of the Moldovan Border Police told Interfax that the journalists did not …

  • President Dodon: Putin agreed to allow supply of Moldovan goods to Russia through Ukraine

    Moldovan President Igor Dodon announced that he had reached an agreement with Russian President Vladimir Putin to supply Moldovan goods to Russia through Ukraine starting on January 31.

    “I think this is the most important agreement that all our producers have been waiting for because all producers of wine, canned food and other products from the Republic of Moldova were subject to these restrictions from January 1. Today we have solved this, and I think it is a great achievement,” the Moldovan …

  • Moldovan President Dodon counts on Russian peacekeepers to ensure stability in Transnistria

    Moldovan President Igor Dodon wrote on Facebook after a meeting with the President of unrecognized Transnistria, Vadim Krasnoselsky that he considers Russian peacekeepers in Transnistria a defining factor of stability in the region. 

    "[We] reaffirmed the importance of preserving the existing peacekeeping operation as a factor in maintaining stability and peace in the security zone. It was also noted that some challenges occurred in the area this year, but with joint efforts we managed to …

  • Moldovan Parliament threatens to dismiss President Dodon from office

    The Moldovan Parliament may suspend President Dodon, stated Moldovan Parliament Speaker Andrian Candu, reported  DW.

    Candu said that the deputies may adopt a corresponding resolution by the end of this year, despite the fact that their four-year mandate expired on November 30.

    The speaker added that after the expiration of powers, the parliament has no right to pass laws, but it can pass resolutions.

    "Parliament will not have to pass a law to suspend the president, since this can be done by …

  • President of Moldova Dodon speaks about Putin’s warning

    President of Moldova Igor Dodon said in an interview with Lenta.ru that his Russian counterpart, President Vladimir Putin does not mind if Moldova is friends with anyone, as long it’s not someone who is against Russia.

    "Vladimir Vladimirovich told me: ‘Who you want to be friends with isn’t a problem as long as you aren’t friends with our enemies. We want to be friends and work with you, buy your apples and wine and visit you. We want to sell energy and other resources at good prices. But if …

  • Moldavian Parliament appoints new ministers against President Dodon’s wishes

    Speaker of the Moldavian Parliament Andrian Candu signed decrees on the appointment of two new ministers, reports Sputnik Moldova. Silvia Radu became the Minister of Health, Labor and Social Security while Nikolai Chubuk became the Minister of Agriculture. 

    “The oath-taking ceremony took place in the government residence. Decrees on the appointment of members to the Cabinet of Ministers came into force after signing,” the news agency reports. 

    Moldavian President Igor Dodon was against these …

  • Poroshenko expects Moldovan President Dodon to recognize the annexation of Crimea as illegal

    On August 28, at the meeting with the leaders of foreign diplomatic institutions of Ukraine, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko announced on August 28 that he expects the President of Moldova, Igor Dodon to recognize Russia’s annexation of the Crimea as illegal.

    “We now have very fruitful relations at the intergovernmental level. The Moldovan President is well aware of my expectations regarding clear support of the independence of our state, including the Crimea. We expect a firm …