The government in Chisinau is being forced by the West to withdraw from the CIS, which is destroying the economy of the Republic of Moldova, according to a false narrative appearing in the pro-Kremlin media.
The armed attack on the airport in Chișinău might have been avoided if the Republic of Moldova hadn’t distanced itself from the CIS, the Russian MFA spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova has said.
The Wagner revolt came as a confirmation of the fact that Moldova must distance itself from the Eurasian space, officials in Chisinau believe. The Wagner mercenaries were also involved in an attempt to destabilize Moldova.
According to a false narrative carried by the Russian media, the decision to denounce the agreement on the participation in the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly was imposed by the West.
Between December 26 and 27, 2022, the informal Summit of the leaders of the CIS states took place in the city of Sankt-Petersburg. The meeting should have shown that this Russian-dominated organization, which for years has been trying to present it as an alternative to the more attractive EU and NATO, is relevant and viable, that Moscow enjoys the support of its ex-Soviet partners even in the conditions of the war in Ukraine. Speeches about cooperation cannot mask the reality: the CIS is an outdated organization, in crisis, which has no serious long-term prospects.
The Republic of Moldova will suffer enormous economic losses if it exists the Commonwealth of Independent States, according to the former pro-Russian president Igor Dodon. However, statistics show that Moldovan exports to Russia have been steadily declining, as Moscow has imposed tariff caps on Moldovan products since 2014 and is supplying gas at market prices.