“The data we have does not indicate such a danger, but that does not mean that we should be relaxed” – Ziarul de Garda
In the context of the tensions between Russia and Ukraine, the President of the Parliament, Igor Grosu, claims that his analyzes do not indicate the danger of a military invasion in the Republic of Moldova. However, the head of the Legislature states that “we must not stay relaxed”. The statements were made on Monday evening, February 14, during the show “Cutia Neagră” on TV8.
“In the Republic of Moldova, all the data we have do not indicate such a danger. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t relax. “We are watching very closely what is happening on the whole territory of Ukraine, on the left bank of the Dniester, but data at the moment do not indicate actions that would lead to such a scenario.” the President of the Parliament stated in the broadcast.
Asked if the Moldovan parliament will come with a public statement or with certain sanctions if Russian deputies vote for the recognition of the separatist republics of Donetsk and Lugansk in eastern Ukraine, the president of the legislature, Igor Grosu, said he was advocating for “integrity” . territorial development of our neighbors ”.
“We cannot assume what will happen in the State Duma of the Russian Federation, in the Senate, but we also read about the two initiatives, one address of some political decision makers, another of other political decision makers. We will make a decision at that time. What I can tell you is that we will not remain consistent and plead for the territorial integrity of our neighbors. When it came to the case of Crimea, we, very sharply, said that we were advocating for territorial integrity. I say let’s not anticipate things, let’s see what actions the West will resort to and then we will come with an official position “, said Grosu.
Formal recognition of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine is privileged as possible.
Russia now has more than 100,000 troops massacred near Ukraine, which is not part of the Atlantic military alliance, and Washington – while keeping open diplomatic channels that have so far failed to alleviate the crisis – has repeatedly said that an invasion is imminent.
Moscow denies such a plan and has accused the West of “hysteria”.