There are many theories about the possible development of the regional security crisis, and as for the Republic of Moldova, there are voices that Russia is also interested in a military escalation in our country.
At the same time, there are ideas claiming that energy blackmail and other tools at the Kremlin’s disposal are the real trump cards up its sleeve, jurnal.md writes
Viitorul IDIS economic expert Veaceslav Ionita believes that Moscow will not use the Ukrainian scenario in Moldova’s case, involving force and military violence, but will choose a “mild option”.
Ionita believes that this will happen in order for the Russians to prove to the world that they are capable and have the necessary tools to subjugate the territory by other means, not necessarily by war and violence.
“I think the Russians are going to play the soft version here. So, they will not go for force, to show that they can conquer the territory in another way,” said Veaceslav Ionita.
He stresses that the Russians invested more than one billion dollars in Transdniestria in just one year, which allowed them to “solve” issues of any nature.
“After they have invested one billion dollars in the region, I think there is money there to solve different situations, and I am not talking about the military plan. I think they are very well prepared, and I would not be surprised by any surprises,” the economist and Viitorul IDIS expert said.