President Maia Sandu is warning about the risks of compromising the democratic nature of the local general elections through the attempts of the Russian Federation to buy candidates and corrupt voters. “We see interference,” stated the head of state, emphasizing that Russia does not respect the Republic of Moldova and its citizens’ choices. At the same time, the president reiterated that there is no danger of Russian aggression against Moldova “because Ukraine resists.”
The president confirmed that there have been attempts by the Russian Federation throughout the year to overthrow the current government.
“These attempts have failed because the state institutions have fulfilled their functions, but this does not mean that there will be no more risks,” the head of state specified, mentioning that one of the major risks is Russia’s involvement in the general local elections in Moldova, scheduled for November 5.
The prosperous future of Moldova lies in the European Union, Maia Sandu concluded, stating that in the EU, Moldova will be safe.