Contents tagged with Moldova

  • Half of Moldova without power after Russia’s massive missile attack on Ukraine

    After The Russian rocket attacks on Ukrainian territory, there is a massive power outage throughout Moldova, said the Moldovan Deputy Prime Minister, Andrei Spynu. According to him, half of the country was left without light. Work is underway to restore the power supply. The same situation happened during the Russian raids on November 15.

    "Russia has left Moldova in the dark. Russia's war in Ukraine is killing people, destroying homes and energy infrastructure with missiles. Attacks continue …

  • Moldova joins US sanctions against pro-Russian politicians

    The Commission for Emergency Situations (CSE) of Moldova imposed sanctions on persons included in the US sanctions list, who are considered participants in "constant campaigns of malicious influence of the Kremlin" and involved in systemic corruption in the republic, reported the Moldovan news agency Realitatea.

    Agreements made by individuals and legal entities included in the US sanctions list will be carefully inspected by the Moldovan authorities.

    The list of persons suspected of having …

  • Citing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova call for faster accession to EU

    The Prime Ministers of Georgia and Moldova have called for faster accession to the European Union in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The leaders view acceptance into Europe’s security architecture to be vital steps in deterring further Russian encroachment on their borders.

    Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Wednesday, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili noted, “We need to see action—now and today. Because it’s a different world today. What has …

  • Moldovan President calls on Russia to withdraw its troops from Transnistria

    Moldovan President Maia Sandu called on Russia to withdraw its military from the territory of the so-called "Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic". 

    "The Transnistrian conflict is another problem we face. We remain committed to a peaceful resolution that fully preserves Moldova's sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders," Sandu said at the European Parliament.

    She noted that Moldova does not want war or destabilization and added: "We believe that now …

  • EU promises Moldova military assistance

    The European Union will expand its defense assistance to Moldova. "This year we want to significantly increase our support to Moldova and provide the armed forces of this country with additional military equipment," said European Council President Charles Michel during a visit to Chisinau on Wednesday.

    "Our European duty is to help and support your country," the head of the European Council said at a meeting with Moldovan President Maia Sandu. He promised to further deepen the partnership with …

  • Moldova refuses to sell MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine

    At the beginning of the Russian invasion, Ukraine appealed to Moldova with a request to sell or hand over six MiG-29 aircraft, inherited by Moldova after the collapse of the USSR, but Moldova categorically refused to provide these planes, reports the Ukrainian newspaper Evropeyska Pravda.

    Sources of the newspaper claim that Moldovan authorities explained the refusal by the fact that they do not want to "irritate Russia", and the fear that the actions of the Moldovan authorities will be viewed …

  • Moldovan President demands immediate withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria

    Moldovan President Maia Sandu demanded that the Russian troops withdraw from the occupied Transnistria, reports the news outlet Jurnalul National.

    Maia Sandu noted that Moldova constantly demands the withdrawal of Russian troops from the territory of Transnistria.

    "Russia plays a key role in the Transnistrian conflict. We have always demanded the withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria, we have demanded and continue to demand the immediate disposal of ammunition. We continue to call …

  • EU: Russia uses gas as weapon of influence against Moldova

    Russia has turned its gas supplies to Moldova into an instrument of influence on this country, said the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell. "On a global scale, the rise in prices is not a consequence of the transformation of gas supplies into weapons, but in the case of Moldova it is," Borrell said in Brussels, at a joint press conference with Moldovan Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilița.

    Representatives of Moldova are negotiating with the Russian-owned …

  • Zelensky: Russian weapons near Ukrainian, Moldovan and Georgian borders threaten entire Europe

    In his speech in Georgia at the Batumi International Conference, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he believes that Russian weapons threaten not only Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova, but also the whole of Europe.

    Zelensky stressed that if the European Union does not show firm support for the European aspirations of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova, then Russia immediately shows the iron muscles of its weapons near the borders of these three states.

    According to Zelensky, Russian weapons …

  • Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova preparing to form a military alliance

    In the near future, Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia may create a military and political alliance called GUM. Rumors about this are actively circulating in Kyiv, wrote on his Facebook page director of the Ukrainian Institute of Policy Analysis and Management Ruslan Bortnik.

    "The GUM countries will not be able to join NATO and the EU in the near future but are integrating into European markets and enjoy NATO's military and technical support," Bortnik said.

    He noted that the allience will have a …