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Moldova leaves the Commonwealth of Independent States – Russia warms up


Moldova announced on Monday that it would release Ivy.

15.5. 18:28

Moldova has announced that the country is leaving the Ivy, or Community of Independent States. Moldovan online newspapers Ziarul de Garda and Express reported on the matter.

This was told by the Speaker of the Moldovan Parliament, Igor Grossu, at a press conference on Monday.

The Community of Independent States, or Ivy, is a community formed by most of the Soviet republics of the former Soviet Union, established in 1991. The community currently consists of nine countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Belarus and Russia.

According to Grossu, the decision to leave the community was made after several discussions. The matter was discussed with the country’s President Maiya Sandu, representatives of the government and citizens.

According to Grossu, the reason for leaving is, among other things, that living in ivy did not protect Moldova from extortion of energy in winter, nor from threats or hostile statements towards the independence of the Republic of Moldova.

– After 30 years, it became very clear that the presence of the Republic of Moldova in Ivy did not help us resolve the Transnistria conflict, it did not help us remove Russian forces from the territory of Moldova, it did not protect us Business gets restricted in the most complicated of times, Grosu said in his statement.

Grosu said that the country is currently preparing a legislative initiative on dismissal. The document still needs to go through ministries’ approval, which could take “several weeks,” according to Grossu.

Moldova has a long border with Ukraine, and Russia has been exerting a strong hybrid influence on Moldova for many years. Last year Russia invaded Ukraine.

The strip of Transnistria lies on the border between Moldova and Ukraine, and a pro-Russia separatist government is in power in the region. Russia also has some of its own troops in Transnistria.

IS has previously reported that, however, the administration has not publicly endorsed Russia’s actions during the war in Ukraine.

Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine also influences the background of Moldova’s departure, because according to Grossu, being in the ivy cannot protect its member states from attacks. According to Grossu, it is the nation’s responsibility to turn away from the sources of “evil”.

Being in the Ivy did not protect member states from military attacks, war and illegal occupation of sovereign territories. After Russia, the founding state of Ivy, brutally attacked another founding state – Ukraine, annexing its territories and killing its citizens, this organization could no longer be called a community.

– Ukraine left this organization, which separates us geographically from the Ivy countries. Moldova is an independent country, recognized and respected by friends and neighbors, and free to make sovereign decisions. It is our responsibility to turn away from the sources of evil, poverty, war and destruction.

IS had previously informed Russian President Vladimir Putin of plans to destroy Moldova’s independence. The plan was revealed in a document obtained by the Swedish newspaper Expressen. The document was leaked to the newspaper by a Kremlin insider.

The plan aimed, among other things, at getting more pro-Russian politicians into Moldova’s decision-making bodies, trying to prevent Moldova’s cooperation with NATO, and stirring up pro-Russian sentiment among the country’s political and economic elite. and oppose the “Romanian expansion policy” in Moldova.

Russia has already reacted to Moldova’s announcement. Officials have called the secession, among other things, a “political game”.

“Unfortunately, their current Moldovan leadership is playing a political game of ‘pledge of allegiance to the West’, so we can expect anything,” said Grigory Karasin, head of the International Committee of the Federation Council and member of the International Committee. Ivy Inter-Parliamentary Assembly.

– If they do it now, they will whip themselves, they will harm themselves, also financially. There are separate agreements that help Moldova and not vice versa. And they are harming themselves and their citizens,’ said Leonid Kalashnikov, head of the Duma Committee on Ivy Affairs, according to Russian news agency RIA Novosti.

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