Defense Minister Anatoli Nosatii believes “Moldova is not part of Russia’s military plans.”
He said this in an interview with the Agora portal
, noting that “the citizens of Moldova are safe at the moment,” infotag.md reports.
In his words, “Russian troops are fighting in the south-east of Ukraine, and this remoteness ensures stability for Moldova.”
“Despite the fact that the explosions of Russian missiles are still occasionally heard in the south of the republic, which is very alarming, at present there is no direct danger of possible aggression or military action on the territory of Moldova. Official channels have reported from several sources that the territory of the Republic of Moldova is not part of Russia’s military plans,” Nosatii noted.
In April, General Rustam Minnekaev, deputy commander of the Central Military District of Russia, told about Moscow’s plans “to create a land corridor that would give Russia access to the Transdniestrian region, where its troops are already stationed”. He motivated that by the “facts of oppression of the Russian-speaking population” in the region.