Moldovan’s oppose NATO membership but Maia Sandu contemplates closer cooperation.
Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst
NATO’s ambitions to supply weapons to Moldova in the context of the current geopolitical situation in Ukraine could significantly increase the risk of war in the breakaway Transnistria region and further complicate the situation there. Speculation is running rife that Moldova could be supplied with NATO weapons after British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss told the Telegraph that the UK and other bloc members were discussing this possibility.
She also accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of wanting to create a “greater Russia” and said Moldova could be Moscow’s next target, especially because “his attempts to take Kyiv weren’t successful.
“I want to see Moldova equipped to NATO standard. This is a discussion we’re having with our allies,” she added.
Although Moldova and NATO have long cooperated, as set out by the Individual Partnership Action Plan signed in 2006, it is necessary to take into account the risks associated with the militarization of the country. With war waging in neighboring Ukraine, such an action by NATO would increase the risk of conflict spilling out across the region instead of limiting it within its current confines.
Chisinau’s willingness to consider the possibility of including NATO equipment in the Moldovan-Transnistrian conflict makes it difficult to find any mechanisms to limit any escalation. It will also provoke both sides to take some escalatory steps that are far from the prospect of an internal settlement and final peace.
It is worth noting that according to Moldova’s constitution, the country has neutral status. None-the-less, since 1994, the country has cooperated with NATO within the framework of a basic partnership plan. Despite the official status of neutrality, further integration into Western structures and institutions, such as the European Union and NATO, is sought by Moldovan President Maia Sandu.
Her ambition for Moldova’s NATO membership comes in the face of opinion polls that found that a majority of Moldovans opposed joining the bloc. An opinion survey carried out on April 27 to May 6 by the CBS Research company and commissioned by WatchDog found that 54.4% of interviewed Moldovans would vote against joining NATO. 26.9% said they supported membership and 18.7% would not go to the polls.
Meanwhile, the Party of Socialists, the biggest party in the opposition Electoral Bloc of Communists and Socialists, criticized and condemned Truss’ ambition to send NATO weapons to Moldova. In a statement, they said Truss’ announcement was made “without any public discussions with the top leadership of the Republic of Moldova.”
They also criticized any potential “behind the scenes” consultations that took place between the Republic of Moldova and the United Kingdom or other NATO members. They also urged “authorities to cease any action and renounce any statements that undermine the constitutional status of the Republic of Moldova’s permanent neutrality.”
In this way, Sandu’s postering to NATO sees her going against the overwhelmingly majority of Moldovans. With the Sandu founded Party of Action and Solidarity holding 63/101 seats in parliament, the Western-styled Liberal political party will surely suffer in the next polls conducted if the president is to pursue NATO arms.
With Russian forces at the gates of Nikolaev and within reach of Odessa, Ukraine’s last remaining Black Sea port, the West is claiming that military operations will continue against Moldova in favor of the separatist region of Transnistria. It is under this guise of a Russian threat that Truss hopes the UK and other NATO members can supply Moldova, something Sandu undoubtedly wants to accept but could reject so as not to go against the majority of Moldovans and risk losing political power.
Congressman Gregory Meeks, Chairman of the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, said during a brief press conference in Chisinau that his country was prepared to send weapons to Moldova, but unlike Truss, was more careful in his approach and less arrogant.
“I think we need to understand whether there is a consensus of opinion or whether there is a consensus on what needs to happen. I don’t want to go beyond what the Moldovan leadership is asking of us,” he said.
For Sandu’s part, following her May 18 visit to Brussels and subsequently to Paris, she told Moldova 1 television channel that “none” of the leaders she spoke to expressed that “there were signs of an imminent threat to Moldova.” The Moldovan president added that Chisinau also supports dialogue to ensure that there is nothing that can destabilize the situation in Transnistria and, consequently, in Moldova.
Currently Transnistria is a territory outside of Chisinau’s control, and despite being unrecognized, it has all the functions of a state, including its own currency. The territory achieved this status quo after several districts on the eastern bank of the Dniester, with a mostly Russian-speaking population, feared a merger between Moldova and Romania, and thus created the so-called Moldavian Republic of Transnistria in 1992, a year after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
The current cold peace in Moldova could be undone and threatened to break out into full-scale conflict if Sandu allows the country to be NATO equipped and weaponized to serve as a spearhead against Russia, much in the same way as Ukraine was. For Truss though, there is little concern for the welfare of Moldova as the UK’s main interest is for the country to continually act provocatively against Russia.
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Very good news, hans happy, russobots…..not ^^
As a Moldovan I don’t support any of this bullshit your dirty Truss can take her ass to the nearest Amesterdam brothel
Mate she’d starve after a week!
All the orcs in Moldova can go to Mordor and give up their houses stollen from the Siberia deported population while the Ukrainian refugee families are welcome to accommodate in these houses. Ukrainians and Moldavians, welcome to EU, orcs go back to Mordor.
Watch out, the US Neo-Conservatives want to turn your country into another Ukraine 2.0, with the same style of civil war against the eastern-most ethnic Russian inhabited province of Transnistria. Don’t let them do it. They don’t care about Ukraine or Moldova, or Romania, and will get as many of you killed as it takes, to create a new “forever war” chaos zone as close to Russian borders as possible.
Economic sanctions are a communist idea and prevent the Free Trade of goods and services among people and nations. Therefore they are against the Bible and God’s plan for humanity because it’s written that by the sweat of your brow shall you make bread to eat. So denying people the ability to Produce and Reap the benefits of their Labors is anti-Christian and anti-Freedom.
Maybe that’s underlying reason why US Neo Conservatives push US economic sanctions so hard, since 1990’s, as a US trade war policy weapon. Given the US Neo Cons are, broadly speaking, direct descendants of immigrant Jewish Troskyite factions, that were part of US Democrat Party political umbrella until 1967. When Arab-Israeli war broke out and they realized most US trade unions didn’t give much of a toss about far-off Israel, and these Jewish Trotskyites freaked out, and determined to create a pro-Israeli, US based, Jewish political and foreign policy apparatus. That instinct would see these Jewish Trotsyite’s, and their descendants, morph into the US Neo-Conservatives (the name was a deliberate political sleight of hand, designed to appeal to, and gain influence with, US Republicans war hawks in 1970-80’s). Apparently, those old Jewish Troskyite habits die hard, hence the Neo-Con’s default use of disruptive economic trade wars. Because, Neo-Cons are are not authentic US Conservatives, in the real US Paleo-Conservative tradition of that country, that is heavily free market orientated.
To the usa neocons are affiliate all European governments. The members of these goverments are exclusivly jews, or half jews. The world government, majority jews, dictate the new rules, as the monkeypoc, Corona, cashless paying, video controll, etc.
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happy hans is another joy-boy-fag – indoctrinated into the “US Democrat” driven “lifestyles”
The Brits really are a nuisance. Someone, someday, will put them in place for good.
who? your shithole country called russia? you struggling to capture small city in corrupted and poor ukraine hahahahahahahah dream on boy
No not russia more probably china. Cause chinese do not feel the need to be accepted by those who will never see any nonwestern people as equal. But the russians keep trying since centurys.
China and India will of course chose to do business with the West ($50 trillion market) instead of Russia ($1.7 trillion market) if forced to, it is a no brainer.
The Wests debt is $150 trillion and absolutely ” ZERO “resources. You right, its no brainer !!
Russians really don’t care about the west those days are done.
Sectist like to isolate their weirdo ideas, true!
The west likes to isolate themselves from the world and create weirdo ideas like pro-pedophilia netflix movies 👏👏👏👏👏 Bravo freak of nature
It looks like you’re off your meds again, hans…
Hans raus if I had a name like that I drawned myself, no problem you are alreasy brain dead !
A country soviet Zombie russia has looted for decades before that, no wonder Ukraine wasn’t too interested in Nazi Vladolfs fourth Reich ideas?!
So “hans” the alleged Kraut is suddenly getting all defensive about miserable little island of Britain?! An obvious and very fake NATO bitch-troll account.
Jews have run Britain even before Disraeli, since they own the banks. So as long as Jews run it, they’ll run it into the ground. That’s what Jews do, and if your read what they did to Egypt in the bible, you’ll understand the pattern.
Gott Strafe England!
Get rid of our pedophiles, the British and Asian ones, all of them. That would be a very big step to seeding out corruption. Our judges are pedo and rapist enablers.
Someone already did. They are the banking parasites who rule over Great Britain and its people. The British are no longer in control of their own country. The most popular baby name in England is Mohammed. They are constantly bombarded with messages of “no room for racism anywhere” while they are subjected to one of the worst ethnocides in history and are being replaced with third world immigrants.
The Allies are coming at russia from every direction…it won’t stop until ALL of Ukraine including Crimea & The Donbas are liberated!
So never then 🤣🤣🤣🤣
USA #1 at being a corporation and not a real country lol
Liz Truss, a legend in her own ego, or a slimmed down Boris in drag. She grew up attending anti-nuclear protests, with ma and pa. Goes to Oxford and ends up Lib Dem President of the students group. How did she end up a Conservative begging for a thermo-nuclear WWIII?
British chicks look like homely dudes in makeup
Would not call Liz Truss a British Chick, more an old British hen, with bird flu, with or without make-up.
That is highly offensive to birds. I am triggered! REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE 😡
This just shows how badly NATO is trying to provoke Russia. The Moldovan military is way too small to put up a fight if Russia eventually defeats the Ukranian forces and links up with TRANSNISTRIA, which it is a protectorate of. It would be better to make a status quo pact with Russia over that country and allow it to be a buffer between the 2 sides, just as that would have been the smartest way to have dealt with the Ukraine issue.
What I found interesting, is the fact that of all people, old Kissinger, over in Davos is telling Elinsky, to shut up and give Russia what they want. The same Kissinger, who was quite close to Brzezinsky and it was never the plan for Russia and China to get seriously close. I wonder if there are divisions over at Davos?
This liberal, westabo whore Sandu ought to be removed by sane Moldovans before she starts a war. I can’t stand eastern Europeans who are obsessed with becoming Uncle Sam’s bitch.
I agree majority of us hate her
It is important to stop Putins wars everywhere and Russian trops must leave Transnistria in Moldova. Russia is forcing Moldova to become a NATO member, just like Finland and Sweden. Putin has lost it completely in his big dreams of making Russia Great again by killing people in other countries and stealing their land. Russia might win the war but will surely lose the peace, Russia will be a gigantic North Korea with a mad man threatening the world with nuclear weapons like Kim Jung-un and being completely isolated from the rest of the world. Time for all smart Russians to leave Russia for better opportunities elsewhere before Putin close the country completely.
Transnistria will be Russian, like it or not.
Will more of China be Russian as well, like it or not?
Correct, nobody else than Vladolf Putler, the Zombie Nazi, have been more effective in recruiting more NATO members.
That’s cute, nazis calling others nazis as an insult.So basically deep down you know you’re a POS.
Sandu is just another Schwab protege, like Arderne, Zelensky, Trudeau and Macron. All of a certain age, all social marxists of a sort. They never say anything original, it’s all scripted.
The UK is playing a deadly game and being utterly foolish with the Ukraine issue and now they are increasing that foolishness with Moldova. Stay out of Russia and other countries affairs Britain! The British people do not want anything more than humanitarian aid to be provided.
Since when would a Romanian leader be it in Moldova or Romania listen to the wishes of their people? 80% of Romanians were opposed to the restrictions and vaccines for the fake pandemic, yet Iohannis ( who’s the German president of Romania and hates Romania at least as much as his Romanian predecessors) introduced the most draconian measures to terrorize the population. They’re all stooges of the banking parasites who orchestrated every single war for the past few hundred years. They foam at the mouth with glee when Europeans kill each other in wars they instigate.
What is the problem? The Russians are already at 100km from Transnistria. How many weeks before they reach the border? At that point, there will be nothing funny the brit cuckolds will be able to try.
Some thought about the idiotic poles and the vulture romanians taking chunks of Ukraine. Yesterday the poles were disintegrated in Pavlograd. The romanians are smarter and for now they watch and learn. The only outcome for them is to incorporate Moldova, after agreeing to leave Transnistria to Russia.
They say the warmongering slut from Pirate Rock likes nought better than being Truss ed, gagged and rubberiZed by Natostan manly girls and girly men.
US wants to use central and east Europe as their new forever war zone, now against their major Russian competitor in international arena. US Neo-Con approach is always same, find location with long standing and historically complex, structural, social divisions. Then use US intelligence agencies to seek contact with any latent (and otherwise marginal) extremist elements therein, and seed division and chaos by pushing in weapons and training programs to actively radicalize those extremists into armed militants. Since 2012 in Syria has been Sunni Islamists, since 2014 in Ukraine it has been Bandera Nationalists, and now they are looking to radicalize and militarize elements within Moldova and Romania, and push them down the same Nationalist conflict strewn path, directed against the ethnic Russian autonomous enclave of Transnistria. US foreign policy is run by Neo-Cons who don’t recognize any other policy options than destructive and toxic impulses.