Moldova, threatened by a new wave of refugees?!

The Republic of Moldova could face a new wave of refugees, after the latest Russian airstrikes on Ukrainian cities. This was communicated by the President of the Parliament, Igor Grosu, today, October 13, at the meeting with the Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Ib Petersen.

“We can soon expect a new influx of refugees due to Russia’s latest unprecedented cruise missile and kamikaze drone attacks on office buildings, apartment blocks, and other critical civilian infrastructure, killing and injuring dozens of people, with hundreds of thousands more without electricity and drinking water. We saw how for two days, Ukraine was left without 30% of its electricity production capacity and stopped all electricity exports”, said the head of the Legislature.

The President of the Parliament emphasized that our country was directly affected, remaining overnight without almost a third of its energy needs.

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“It is a challenge for us to strengthen energy security and the accessibility of energy resources. We will get through this winter, how hard it won’t be, because we have many friends. An additional proof is yesterday’s announcement by the Bucharest Government that Romania will provide us with the necessary 30% that we can no longer receive from Ukraine”, said Igor Grosu.

During the meeting, the President of the Parliament appreciated the assistance provided by UNFPA over time to the Republic of Moldova and thanked for this year’s investments in the reproductive health system through the purchase of the latest generation equipment for maternity hospitals, in the development of prevention and protection services against gender-based violence, including sexual violence, and the involvement of young Moldovans and Ukrainians in social cohesion programs.

We specify that, according to the latest statistics, about 80 thousand Ukrainian citizens are settled on the territory of the Republic of Moldova, the majority of them being women and minors.

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