The new action plan proposed by the European Commission to increase the mobility of armed forces, which includes strengthening of cooperation with Moldova, does not envisage the deployment of troops on Moldovan territory.
Grosu mentioned that Moldova has a status of neutrality, which excludes the deployment of certain military units, and that the recently announced EU military mobility plan refers to troops stationed by NATO member states in Poland, Romania and Bulgaria, deschide.md reports.
“We are talking about troops stationed by NATO member states in Poland or Romania, on the southern and northeastern flank, in the Baltic states. We are talking about these capacity movements, not external ones. In our case, we have a status of neutrality and we are not talking about stationing these military units on our territory. This only applies to the NATO member states (Poland, Romania, Bulgaria),” said Grosu.
Referring to the incident with the Russian missile in Naslavcea, the head of the Parliament wanted to emphasize the need to strengthen the defense capability. At the same time, Grosu mentioned that the Russian Federation does not recognize the gross violation of Moldovan airspace by the overflight of three missiles.
“They don’t admit it, they keep demanding evidence, investigations, this is the behavior of an empire that ignores a partner country that claims to have centuries-old, thousands of years of friendly relations. This is the kind of behavior that does not make us talk about sincere relations between the two states, to then say that we are not embarrassed by your European way, this is a kind of hypocrisy that we understand, we do not have great illusions,” Grosu said.
Referring to the expulsion of a Moldovan diplomat from the Moldovan embassy in the Russian Federation, Igor Grosu said that such a reaction of Moscow was “predictable” and that the expelled diplomat (without giving his name) would continue his activity either in Chisinau or elsewhere.