NewsZelensky warns of Russia's threat to former Soviet states

Zelensky warns of Russia's threat to former Soviet states

KAZAN, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 22 (RUSSIA OUT) Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks while visiting a presentation at a gas station, February,22,2024, in Kazan, Russia. Putin is having a two days trip to Kazan prior the 2024 Presidential Elections, planned on March (Photo by Contributor/Getty Images)
KAZAN, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 22 (RUSSIA OUT) Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks while visiting a presentation at a gas station, February,22,2024, in Kazan, Russia. Putin is having a two days trip to Kazan prior the 2024 Presidential Elections, planned on March (Photo by Contributor/Getty Images)
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12:58 AM EST, February 29, 2024
Zelensky's comments were in part referencing a recent plea for aid from deputies in Transnistria, a breakaway region, who appealed to Russia for "protection" against what they describe as mounting pressure from Moldova.
"Russia learns from its errors made in Ukrainian territory. Given any respite or opportunity, it will not only destabilize the West but will attack those states where success is more readily achievable – namely, smaller countries," Zelensky shared in a statement on Wednesday.

He underscored his conviction that this threat looms large over the Baltic states, Moldova, and the Balkans – areas historically within the Soviet sphere of influence.

Zelensky's Visit to Tirana

During his participation in the "Ukraine - Southeast Europe" summit in Tirana on Wednesday, President Zelensky engaged in discussions with Albania's Prime Minister, Edi Rama. Their dialogue focused on potential collaborations in weapon manufacturing and establishing a security agreement, culminating in signing a treaty on friendship and cooperation between Ukraine and Albania.

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