Maia Sandu Photo: Global Look Press
Moldova tried to build pragmatically relations with Russia based on mutual respect, but this was not achieved. This statement was made by the President of Moldova, Maia Sandu, on Wednesday, May 31.
The politician said that “it must be admitted that we have never had a relationship based on mutual respect, despite all efforts to be part of Moldova”, in addition to achieving such relations have not been helped by “any cooperation agreement, including a strategic cooperation agreement or an agreement at the CIS level”.
As a result, according to Sandu, Chisinau makes decisions, including in relations with the Russian Federation, based on the interests of citizens Moldova, including a decision on relations with Russia.
Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov previously said the Kremlin plans to closely monitor news from Chisinau and “the rhetoric that will dominate there” in connection with the European Union summit. of the political community on June 1. The Kremlin spokesman emphasized that in the absence of dialogue between many countries and Russia, the political process in Europe “cannot be full-fledged”, but “it is possible to talk about some European processes.”
At the same time, it was decided to create a national center in Moldova for combating propaganda accusing Russia of spreading it. According to Maia Sanduová, Moscow exerts informational pressure on the citizens of Moldova.