Todua on the Law on Separatism: Nobody Cancelled the Boomerang Rule

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The so-called “law on separatism” adopted by the ruling party is an attempt to create a kind of cudgel against those undesirable, but it can backfire on the incumbent authorities when they turn out to be in opposition. This opinion was expressed by former MP Zurab Todua. In his opinion, the so-called “law on separatism” affects practically everyone who criticizes the leadership of the country, who says that Moldova should remain neutral, who opposes the accession of the republic to the European Union, who negotiates with representatives of Tiraspol, etc., reports. “We are talking here, for example, that it is necessary not to intimidate Transdniestria with military actions, but to negotiate with it, to continue the 5+2 talks. We may be told that this is support for separatism. Everyone who participates in the 5+2 negotiations can be easily brought under the new law on separatism by saying that they support separatism. Practically all the members of the new and previous governments, who are in one way or another in contact with representatives of Transdniestria, are subject to these laws because they were, or are, negotiating about electricity supplies to the right bank, about cargoes going to the left bank, while some business still exists, works and operates there. He believes that this law will sooner or later be repealed, but before that it may also play against the current ruling party when it goes into opposition. “Nobody cancelled the boomerang rule. The PAS party will not be in power forever. And when they lose power, this and other laws they adopted will already act against them. Because many statements of right-wing parties’ representatives can easily fall under the article ‘conspiracy against Moldova’, if they talk about support for unionism and so on,” said the historian, political scientist, journalist, former deputy of the Moldovan Parliament.