“The need for a diplomatic parity with Russia comes from the fact that Moscow pursues an adversarial policy towards Moldova”, Foreign Minister Nicu Popescu said during a press conference.
“It is a common practice that different numbers of diplomats are sent to small and big states. We even ask our external partners, the European Union, to increase the diplomatic staff because their presence helps us.
Still, it is important for any state that diplomats work to facilitate relations, not worsen them. As concerns Russia, we can observe that for last 30 years it has pursued an adversarial policy towards Moldova. To be more exact, Moscow supports separatism, keeps troops on our territory and imposed embargoes several times. The effectiveness of these diplomatic efforts makes us analyse whether the large Russian diplomatic presence facilitates or uncomplicates our relations,” deschide.md quoted Popescu.
The head of the Moldovan diplomacy also says that Russia continues to exert pressure on Moldova and makes attempts to destabilize the situation. That is why, Chisinau is considering ‘a wider range of measures’ to limit Russian destabilization attempts.