President Maia Sandu delivered a message on the occasion of the 13th anniversary of the protests on April 7, 2009.
“April 7 will never be an ordinary day in Moldova. In 2009, thousands of people took to the streets demanding freedom and democracy, and they changed the course of our history.
April 7, 2009 made us more involved, more courageous, more active citizens. Even the next years tested our strength, we managed to defend our freedom and did not allow Moldova to lapse into a dictatorship.
With determination and courage, we managed to take our country back. We are now building a fair and effective state in Moldova that respects and protects its citizens, neither lies to them nor robs them.
We began to improve state institutions. The reform of the judicial system and the Prosecutor's office has begun. This will help us to clear the state of corrupt officials and criminals.
We still have a long way to go, and even if the multiple crises of the last few years - the pandemic, the soaring prices, the war in Ukraine - hamper us in our efforts, we go on. We work daily to transform Moldova into a country for the people.
“The crimes of April 7, 2009, long-silenced, are awaiting trial, testing people’s patience. This day is sure to arrive,” the head of state posted.