Russia is trying to destabilize the situation in Moldova to overthrow the pro-Western government and president.
In Moldova, pro-Russian forces protested in the center of the city of Chisinau. The rally participants, mostly of retirement age, carried placards criticizing the current government and Orthodox symbols. They were joined by the “Shor” party, sympathizers of Russia.
One gets the impression that Russia is trying to destabilize the situation as much as possible. In an exclusive interview with TSN.ua, Oleksandr Musienko, head of the Military and Legal Research Center, said what is the real threat from Moldova’s side at this time.
“Talked and warned by the intelligence of the Ukrainian president and his Moldovan colleagues, Russia made plans for destabilization and a coup where the communists won and were in power. The communist party was always oriented towards Russia. Above all, they did serious business. There are no such opportunities now, because the border is closed,” he says. Musienko.
According to him, President Maia Sandu and the new government are announcing their desire to join the European Union and move towards rapprochement with NATO, something the Kremlin doesn’t want very much.
“The Kremlin doesn’t like that Moldova doesn’t want to cooperate with Russia for obvious reasons. It threatens the Russian bloc in the unrecognized Transnistria. That’s why they started disrupting activities there and holding pro-Russian rallies by pro-Russian organizations that aim to overthrow the state order in Moldova. It won’t work. However, they’re doing it again. They do,” explains Musienko.
The threat from Transnistria
According to the expert, the Russian contingent in Transnistria does not pose a major threat to Ukraine, as there are not a large number of troops there.
In addition, these troops lose the land border with Russia and the opportunity to deliver goods there.
“The airspace of the EU countries is closed, you cannot fly over Romania. On the territory of Ukraine, in April-May last year, it was decided to shoot down military transport planes flying there. In many ways. , the plans of the Russians are thwarted. The EU declares its desire to strengthen Moldova, to help In an interview with Western media, Ukraine said it would be ready to help Moldova if Ukraine made an official request,” Oleksandr Musienko concluded. .