Tensions Between West, Russia in Moldova Parliament Elections
Former Moldovan President Igor Dodon says that the West is attempting to form an anti-Russia parliamentary majority through the parliamentary elections being held Sunday in the former Soviet State.
Former Moldovan President Igor Dodon says that the West is aiming to form an anti-Russia parliamentary majority in Moldova following the preliminary elections that are held Sunday in the former Soviet State located in eastern Europe between Ukraine and Romania, in which two main blocs are facing off - the first of which being pro-West, and the second being pro-Russia.
Dodon, who is also the co-chair of the Communist and Socialist bloc in Parliament, stated that this majority would later have to follow geopolitical instructions from the West.
He added that the West "feels dissatisfaction that Moldova does not conform to the regional agenda it has set. Of course, this regional agenda is anti-Russian. Therefore, there is a task to form a parliamentary majority that will follow the instructions of the West regarding the geopolitical struggle against Russia."
According to the former President, the West intends to do everything possible "to drag Russia into a new regional conflict," including "creating some provocations in Transnistria," a breakaway region inside the country, near the Ukrainian border, which has a pro-Russian majority.
Dodon considered that all scenarios are permissible for the West to reach its previous goal, and what helps it in this is that "the country is teeming with agents and spies."
Previously, the Director of the Information and Press Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova, accused the United States and the European Union of trying to interfere in the parliamentary elections in Moldova.
West-affiliated Maia Sandu won the last Moldovan presidential elections, which were held two years ago.
In 2016, the country held its first presidential elections in which the president was directly chosen by the people, which Igor Dodon won.