Moldovan President Maia Sandu confirmed that the Ukrainian side conveyed to her the Kremlin’s plans to destabilize the situation in Moldova, and that military actions were being prepared with the involvement of saboteurs from outside the country – from Russia, Belarus and the Balkans.
“This is a short-term plan that provides for sabotage involving people with military training dressed in civilian clothes. They are planning violent actions, including attacks on some state institutions and hostage taking,” Maia Sandu said.
According to her, the materials handed over by Kiev contain detailed documentation of the logistics for organizing these sabotage actions.
“The plan provides for the use of people from outside the country for violent actions in Moldova. For example, the materials contain instructions for citizens of the Russian Federation, Belarus, Serbia and Montenegro to enter Moldova,” the president added.
Sandu also said that under the guise of peaceful protests, they are preparing an attempt to seize power in Chisinau.
The President added that the law enforcement agencies of Moldova are preparing to prevent these provocations and keep the situation under control.
Recall that at the EU summit in Brussels, President Volodymyr Zelensky said that Ukrainian intelligence had intercepted the Kremlin’s plans to take control of Moldova, after which the Ukrainian leader immediately transferred all the information to his colleague, President Maia Sandu.
“We don’t know if Moscow gave the order to act according to this plan against Moldova. But we saw what they were going to do. We learned in this exactly what they were already trying to do against Ukraine, against other states, in particular in Europe Nothing new,” Zelensky said.
Russia has repeatedly made sharp and rude attacks against Moldova and the Moldovan leadership, in particular after the start of a full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
Among the latter, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov said that they are trying to make a “second Ukraine” out of Moldova, which was sharply commented in the state’s foreign affairs department.