The partial mobilization, announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin, worries Chisinau authorities.
Parliament Speaker Igor Grosu said that this issue is to be discussed at the meeting of the Supreme Security Council, where the risks will be analyzed, ipn.md reports.
According to Grosu, in the context of this mobilization, Moldova must be prepared for a new wave of refugees. The speaker assures that there is no direct threat to Moldova’s security at the moment.
Two days ago, the Kremlin leader announced a partial mobilization, which is about 300 thousand reservists. Vladimir Putin noted that the mobilization applies only to those with military training. The chairman of the Chisinau parliament says that this announcement worries the Moldovan authorities, because we may see a change in the situation on the battlefield.
“We do not see an immediate danger for the Republic of Moldova, but that doesn’t mean that the partial mobilization does not worry us. 300,000 people is a huge number. And it can lead to an inflammation of the situation, if you mobilize armed 300 thousand soldiers to the line of confrontation, of course, it causes concern. The president summoned us to the Supreme Security Council meeting to hear the security structures and the security agencies. We will listen to their analyses, information from the field, what the consequences could be for the immediate area – Odesa, Mykolaiv. At the moment, all Ukrainian, international military experts say that there is no danger for the Odessa region. The first thing that could affect us is a new wave of refugees,” Igor Grosu said on the air of the program Cutia Neagră on TV8.
“The rhetoric of some Russian officials and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, according to which Moldova could become the next target after Ukraine, is designed to distract the public from the failure of the war,” Igor Grosu believes.
“The messages from Moscow and Minsk that concern us have two recipients. It’s about their internal audience, the invading side hasn’t had much success, they’ve even recorded failure. That’s why the message of encouragement should be sent to the domestic public. On the other hand, this rhetoric feeds the 5th column in our midst, including fugitives who would sell out the country just to save their skin and property. I don’t think the nuclear threat is real. I consider the people there to be reasonable, despite the bravado they show on TV,” the parliament speaker added.
President Maia Sandu has scheduled a meeting of the Supreme Security Council for Saturday, September 24. The priority of the agenda is the topic of regional security in the context of the war on the territory of Ukraine.