Moldova cannot align with Western sanctions against the Russian Federation due to a lack of energy alternatives, says Nicu Popescu, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration. He also says that the Republic of Moldova has sent to the Russian Federation that it is official about its invasion of Ukraine.
“The decision to impose sanctions on the Russian Federation is not a simple one. You see, many European countries have been involved in major cooperation projects with the Russian Federation, including energy, to the last hundred meters. The decisions regarding the imposition of sanctions are complicated, for much stronger, more prosperous states, with more alternatives for the functioning of the economies of these states than the Republic of Moldova “, said Nicu Popescu during the show” Cutia Neagră “from TV8.
The official said that after the outbreak of the war, one of the MFAEI state secretaries spoke with the Russian side and informed him of his status in Chisinau.
“The Secretary explained very clearly the position of the Republic of Moldova, a position formulated by the President and me. We have said what I think about this unjustified act against Ukraine. Now we have technical discussions. There is communication with the Russian Federation. There are several situations related to our citizens stranded in the Russian Federation, who cannot cross Ukraine and need to stay on the territory of the Russian Federation. We need to talk “, added Popescu.
The Foreign Minister claims that they have differing views on Moldova’s attitude towards Russia’s actions, but there are sanctions that remain unchanged.