Sandu: Moldova Needs People’s Support to Change Neutrality Status

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President Maia Sandu believes that the neutrality status enshrined in the Moldovan Constitution can be changed only through broad popular support. She stated this in an interview with, reports. “We do not hold a parliamentary majority to change the Constitution. In order to change it, we need people’s support. For a long time, Moldovan political discourse has been in favor of neutrality, which, as we see, cannot protect us. We have a serious security threat (from Russia – note I.) that we face every day. At the same time, we are a democratic state, we want to strengthen democracy, and we care about our citizens’ opinions,” Sandu said. In her view, Moldova remains very vulnerable to Russia. “Earlier we talked about energy vulnerability. This could lead to instability, which would spread poverty, social and economic problems. Moldova does not have a security umbrella (of NATO – note I.), and we cannot solve this problem overnight. Even if we do not have this security umbrella, we can find solutions that will give our citizens more confidence and security. Moldova is still vulnerable, and we believe that only when it joins the big European family we can feel safe,” Sandu said. Point