NewsMoldova claps back at Russia over Transnistria, denies democracy lessons

Moldova claps back at Russia over Transnistria, denies democracy lessons

ST  PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - 2024/02/29: Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen on a screen at a cinema in St. Petersburg that broadcasts him addressing the Federal Assembly. (Photo by Artem Priakhin/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - 2024/02/29: Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen on a screen at a cinema in St. Petersburg that broadcasts him addressing the Federal Assembly. (Photo by Artem Priakhin/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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2:24 AM EST, March 3, 2024

The appeal to Russia was made by the self-styled Congress of Deputies of All Levels, which convened on Wednesday in Tiraspol. The congress appealed to Russia to "take measures to protect Transnistria amidst escalating pressure from Moldova", according to the separatists, who claim they are being economically blockaded by Chisinau.

In response, Russia stated that the relevant authorities "will review this request."

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov criticized the Moldovan government, claiming it is "following in Kyiv's footsteps." This remark taps into the Kremlin's narrative, falsely alleging the persecution of Russian-speaking populations.

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On Saturday, Chisinau's government issued its official rejoinder to the Kremlin's communications.

"Minister Lavrov and the Kremlin regime have no moral authority to preach about democracy and freedom. A country that incarcerates and assassinates opposition figures, aggressively invades its neighbors, contributes nothing to the world except for blood and misery" - the Moldovan Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated in its communication.

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