Russia wants to seize the airport in Chisinau

Moldovan Prime Minister Dorin Recean has said that Russia is planning to seize the airport in Chisinau to move its military to Moldova, but the country’s authorities are ready for this, reports Moldova1

Earlier, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in the interview that Ukraine was always ready to help Moldova if Russia decided to open a second front in Transnistria.

According to Zelensky, Moscow is considering a coup d’état in Moldova and since Russia and Moldova do not share a border, the Kremlin could move its military from Russian-occupied Transnistria to the airport in Chisinau.

On 21 February, Recean confirmed Zelensky’s statement but assured that the Moldovan authorities are ready to deal with these challenges.

Dorin Recean – Prime Minister of Moldova

The premier added that there are several scenarios to destabilize the situation in Moldova.

“I want to stress once again: our goal is to ensure peace and stability in the country, including the Transnistrian region. Moldova advocates a peaceful settlement of the Transnistrian conflict, and we must harmonize our objectives to achieve peace and security”

Western coalition

On Tuesday, 21 February, US President Joe Biden promised President Maia Sandu to strengthen Moldova’s resilience. “President Biden reiterated strong US support for Moldova’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” the statement said.

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Joe Biden noted ongoing US assistance to help Moldova strengthen its political and economic resilience. This refers to a program of democratic reforms and energy security, as well as to overcome the consequences of Russia’s war against Ukraine.

US President Joe Biden said that Moldovan citizens are determined, want to move towards democracy, and join the brotherhood of European countries.

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