She noted that “unfortunately, the authorities of the republic are still stubbornly following an openly hostile anti-Russian course, which is becoming increasingly wild”.
“All this is done not only in defiance of the history of bilateral relations and ties between our countries and peoples, not only in defiance of the region’s interests, but first of all in defiance of the interests of Moldova itself and the people of this country,” she said.
According to Zakharova, “the real background of the anti-Russian policy of official Chisinau is clear to the Moldovan citizens themselves”.
The politician also noted that “official Chisinau remains committed to suppressing freedom of speech and any dissent.”
“Despite the fact that since the end of 2023 the state of emergency has ceased to operate in the country, the authorities are in no hurry to cancel the decision of the Commission for Emergency Situations (CES) to ban the broadcasting of Russian-language channels, whose licenses were revoked in 2022-2023. The government press service explained this by ‘concern for the mental health of viewers’. The authors of such statements seem to have such problems themselves,” recalled the representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
She noted that the Moldovan authorities consider “the daily flow of unfounded accusations against Russia, the retransmission of lies by the Moldovan pro-government channels, as well as the propaganda of values strange to citizens” to be “concern for the mental health of citizens”.