He Insulted the Dniester War Veterans. The PAS Faction Demanded Ciocio’s Resignation.

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The Action and Solidarity Party (PAS) faction in parliament demanded the resignation of Aureliu Ciocoi, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration. This stated the deputy vice speaker of the parliament Mihai Popsoi on his Facebook page, on February 10. “For desecrating the memory of those who gave their lives to defense the independence and territorial integrity of the country,” he wrote. “With his irresponsible statements, he insulted the Dniester war veterans, challenging the truth and belittling the aggression of the Russian army. Ciocoi believes that Russia saved us in 1992; Gaiciuc praises the mercenaries in the Donbas and Dodon justifies the annexation of Crimea and considers it part of Russia. Does anyone have doubts as to who the Dodon government is working for?”, the PAS MP wrote. Recall that last week, Aureliu Ciocoi said during a press conference that the 1992 conflict on the Dniester "provoked certain separatist forces in the Pridnestrovian region." “And as to facts, the army of the Russian Federation stationed in the Pridnestrovian region at that time intervened to stop the bloodshed,” he added. Afterwards, the party "Platform of Dignity and Truth" (DA) leader Andrei Nastase demanded the resignation of the MFAEI head for "gravely insulting the Dniester war veterans" and "homeland betrayal." In addition, a protest rally was held near the government building. Several dozen participants in the armed conflict on the Dniester demanded Ciocoi’s resignation, accusing him of “betrayal”. President Igor Dodon defended the minister, saying that he was simply misunderstood. “As I understand it, he spoke of a peacekeeping mission. Perhaps his statement was misinterpreted,” Dodon said. Ciocoi himself said that the media took it out of context and distorted his statement in order to cause a scandal. He also expressed regret that in Moldova “there is no common approach and no in-depth analysis” of those events while the assessments of the recent past are chaotic.