According to Alexey Polishchuk, the Moldovan authorities are currently infringing on the interests of their own citizens.
After the pro-European authorities had come to power in 2020-2021, Moldova began to gradually curtail ties with Russia, the CIS and the EAEU. This statement was made by the director of the second department of the CIS countries of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Alexey Polishchuk, ren.tv reports.
According to the diplomat, the Moldovan authorities are currently infringing on the interests of their own citizens by adopting and legitimizing new initiatives aimed at severing relations with the Russian Federation.
“After the pro-European forces came to power in 2020-2021, Moldova began to gradually curtail ties with Russia, the CIS and the EAEU, where, by the way, it has observer status. The country’s parliament adopts initiatives that infringe on the interests of citizens who advocate the development of relations with Russia,” Polishchuk said in an interview with TASS.
The Russian diplomat noted that one such initiative was the ban on wearing the St. George’s ribbon introduced and legitimized by the President of the Republic of Moldova Maia Sandu.
This ban was commented on by the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova. She called the initiative a betrayal and an insult to the memory of heroes. Following Zakharova’s remarks, the Moldovan Foreign Ministry summoned Russian Ambassador Oleg Vasnetsov.