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French expert: Russia stepped-up its destabilisation efforts in Moldova

French expert: Russia stepped-up its destabilisation efforts in Moldova

Russia's strategy in Moldova is to insist on discrediting the EU and undermining the European integration process and to put less emphasis on its promotion, according to Florent Parmentier, one of the best young researchers French on the ex-Soviet space and a good connoisseur of the realities in Moldova.

Mădălin Necșuțu
Mădălin Necșuțu
03 Jun 2024
Găgăuzia, the pressure point Moscow will use to block Moldova's EU accession

Găgăuzia, the pressure point Moscow will use to block Moldova's EU accession

The administration of the autonomous territorial unit of Găgăuzia in the south of the Republic of Moldova seems to be the latest instrument Russia will use to hinder the European accession of the Republic of Moldova.

Corneliu Rusnac
Corneliu Rusnac
19 Apr 2024
For the first time in 30 years, Chisinau has the advantage in the Transnistria case

For the first time in 30 years, Chisinau has the advantage in the Transnistria case

Isolated from Russia and marked by an economic crisis, Transnistria is forced to accept measures from Chisinau that it would have otherwise ignored. Tiraspol clings to an aggressive rhetoric, but doesn't really have many options at hand.

Mădălin Necșuțu
Mădălin Necșuțu
03 Apr 2024
DISINFORMATION: The Republic of Moldova renounces Transnistria

DISINFORMATION: The Republic of Moldova renounces Transnistria

By organizing the referendum on EU integration, Chișinău renounces Transnistria, says the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov. He basically reiterates the thesis on the disintegration of the Republic of Moldova, promoted in Transnistria and Găgăuzia.

Veridica
Veridica
03 Apr 2024
FAKE NEWS: Moldova calls on Russia to evacuate Russians from Transnistria

FAKE NEWS: Moldova calls on Russia to evacuate Russians from Transnistria

Moldova is calling on Russia to remove hundreds of thousands of people from Transnistria, which means the majority of the population, according to pro-Kremlin media. In reality, Chisinau only wants the withdrawal of the Russian army.

Veridica
Veridica
22 Mar 2024
FAKE NEWS: Moldova will deploy troops in Ukraine under French flag

FAKE NEWS: Moldova will deploy troops in Ukraine under French flag

Moldovan servicemen might fight in Ukraine under French flag, the Russian media writes, commenting on the signing of a French-Moldovan security agreement.

Veridica
Veridica
18 Mar 2024
Transnistria asks for Moscow's protection to scare Chișinău. Tiraspol’s bluff: the annexation to Russia

Transnistria asks for Moscow's protection to scare Chișinău. Tiraspol’s bluff: the annexation to Russia

The alarmist predictions that Transnistria will call for the annexation to Russia or that Putin will announce the move in his speech before the Russian State Duma turned out to be unfounded. Separatists called on Moscow to protect them “through diplomatic measures”, but it seems to be an attempt to obtain concessions from Chișinău sooner than a step towards joining the Russian Federation.

Corneliu Rusnac
Corneliu Rusnac
02 Mar 2024
The Republic of Moldova: separatist agitations against the backdrop of the opening of EU accession negotiations

The Republic of Moldova: separatist agitations against the backdrop of the opening of EU accession negotiations

Both Transnistria and the Autonomous Region of Gagauzia seem to be heating up, against the background of an increasingly fierce hybrid war waged by the Russian Federation against the Republic of Moldova.

Corneliu Rusnac
Corneliu Rusnac
19 Feb 2024
DISINFORMATION: Chisinau’s taxes, a step towards the annexation of Transnistria by Romania

DISINFORMATION: Chisinau’s taxes, a step towards the annexation of Transnistria by Romania

Chisinau has levied customs duties on companies based in Transnistria in order to bring the region into Romania or under the umbrella of the West, says a separatist deputy, quoted by Russian and pro-Russian media. On this occasion, older narratives related to Transnistria and the conflict in the region have been revived.

Veridica
Veridica
11 Jan 2024
The Republic of Moldova in 2023: Top FAKE NEWS & DISINFORMATION narratives debunked by Veridica

The Republic of Moldova in 2023: Top FAKE NEWS & DISINFORMATION narratives debunked by Veridica

The narratives were launched / amplified by Moscow and pro-Russians, and the theses included Moldova’s involvement in the war in Ukraine, an attack on Transnistria and EU rapprochement.

Veridica
Veridica
29 Dec 2023
Moldova's Maia Sandu: We’ve managed to break free from Russian blackmail

Moldova's Maia Sandu: We’ve managed to break free from Russian blackmail

The Republic of Moldova will join the EU by 2030, believes President Maia Sandu. In an exclusive interview, Maia Sandu also spoke about Russia's pressure on Moldova.

Marian Voicu
Marian Voicu
27 Dec 2023
FAKE NEWS: The West plans to replace Maia Sandu

FAKE NEWS: The West plans to replace Maia Sandu

The West plans to replace Maia Sandu, to unify the Republic of Moldova with Romania and to annex Transnistria, according to a false narrative published in Moscow and Chișinău.

Veridica
Veridica
13 Dec 2023
FAKE NEWS: Maia Sandu is preparing Moldova for war with Russia

FAKE NEWS: Maia Sandu is preparing Moldova for war with Russia

Maia Sandu is preparing the Republic of Moldova for war with Russia, according to a false narrative recently taken over in Tiraspol and promoted by the Russian state press.

Veridica
Veridica
05 Dec 2023
Ukraine, pushed towards Russia by pressure from allies and domestic issues

Ukraine, pushed towards Russia by pressure from allies and domestic issues

The lack of progress on the front, domestic issues and allies’ fatigue may push Ukraine towards a peace with Russia. This would lead to a break with the West and fuel Moscow's imperialist ambitions.

Cosmin Popa
Cosmin Popa
04 Dec 2023
DINSINFORMATION: The plan to federalize Moldova was largely supported in Chisinau

DINSINFORMATION: The plan to federalize Moldova was largely supported in Chisinau

The Kozak plan for the federalization of the Republic of Moldova was the best solution for settling the Transnistrian conflict and was supported by Moldovans, according to a piece of disinformation by the Russian MFA .

Veridica
Veridica
28 Nov 2023
FAKE NEWS: Americans are preparing the occupation of Moldova by Romania

FAKE NEWS: Americans are preparing the occupation of Moldova by Romania

NATO and the Americans are preparing the occupation of Moldova, one possible scenario being the annexation by Romania, a deputy of the separatist Parliament in Tiraspol claims.

Veridica
Veridica
03 Nov 2023
Russia’s levers in the Republic of Moldova

Russia’s levers in the Republic of Moldova

The war in Ukraine has accelerated the process by means of which the Republic of Moldova has been distancing itself from Russia. After the elimination of economic and energy dependence, Moscow's remaining levers are pro-Russian propaganda and parties.

Corneliu Rusnac
Corneliu Rusnac
16 Oct 2023
FAKE NEWS: The EU and Romania are planning to apply the Nagorno-Karabakh scenario in Transnistria

FAKE NEWS: The EU and Romania are planning to apply the Nagorno-Karabakh scenario in Transnistria

The EU and Romania want Moldova to forcefully annex Transnistria, while the Moldovan army is running attack drills focusing on this region, the Russian media writes, claiming the plan will observe the logic of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Veridica
Veridica
06 Oct 2023
Mircea Snegur, president of independent Moldova. Did he play Russia’s game?

Mircea Snegur, president of independent Moldova. Did he play Russia’s game?

The first President of the Republic of Moldova, Mircea Snegur, died aged 83. He was praised for his role in achieving the independence, but he was also accused of being Russia’s inside man.

Corneliu Rusnac
Corneliu Rusnac
14 Sep 2023
FAKE NEWS: The government in Chișinău has tied its fate to Ukraine

FAKE NEWS: The government in Chișinău has tied its fate to Ukraine

The government in Chișinău has tied its fate to Ukraine, according to a false narrative published in the Republic of Moldova. The article also reiterates a number of Russian propaganda theses.

Veridica
Veridica
31 Aug 2023
Valeriu Matei: In 1991, Romania would have said ‘yes’ to the unification with the Republic of Moldova

Valeriu Matei: In 1991, Romania would have said ‘yes’ to the unification with the Republic of Moldova

Many Moldovan deputies voted in favor of the independence of the Republic of Moldova out of fear, but they opposed the unification with Romania, although Bucharest would have agreed to this move, says Bessarabian academician Valeriu Matei.

Mădălin Necșuțu
Mădălin Necșuțu
27 Aug 2023
FAKE NEWS: In order to join the EU, the Republic of Moldova must send soldiers to the war in Ukraine

FAKE NEWS: In order to join the EU, the Republic of Moldova must send soldiers to the war in Ukraine

This is a new version of the narrative of "NATO's war against Russia", launched by the pro-Russian press in Chisinau.

Veridica
Veridica
20 Jul 2023
FAKE NEWS: Moldova wants to fine Russian speakers

FAKE NEWS: Moldova wants to fine Russian speakers

TASS has reiterated the false narrative about the persecution of Russian speakers in the Republic of Moldova, in an attempt to fuel anti-European phobias.

Veridica
Veridica
27 Jun 2023
Moldova’s Defense Minister: NATO is not the boogeyman Russian propaganda would like us to think

Moldova’s Defense Minister: NATO is not the boogeyman Russian propaganda would like us to think

Chișinău is strengthening its army in the context of Russia’s hybrid war against the Republic of Moldova, the Moldovan Defense Minister said. In an interview to Veridica, Anatolie Nosatîi also referred to military cooperation with the EU, NATO and Romania.

Mădălin Necșuțu
Mădălin Necșuțu
16 Jun 2023
What Moldova gained from the EPC. The message to the Kremlin

What Moldova gained from the EPC. The message to the Kremlin

The EPC summit brought, for the first time, the prospect of European integration without the settlement of the Transnistrian conflict. Moscow was also sent the message that Moldova's place was next to the Western democracies.

Corneliu Rusnac
Corneliu Rusnac
07 Jun 2023
DISINFORMATION: Russia does not get involved in Moldova’s internal affairs

DISINFORMATION: Russia does not get involved in Moldova’s internal affairs

Russia does not get involved in the internal affairs of the Republic of Moldova, said the spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry. The narrative is denied by Moscow’s very actions in the past 30 years. 

Veridica
Veridica
26 May 2023
FAKE NEWS: Kyiv and Chisinau have agreed to liquidate Transnistria

FAKE NEWS: Kyiv and Chisinau have agreed to liquidate Transnistria

Kyiv and Chisinau have agreed to liquidate Transnistria with Leopard tanks and terrorize its Russian population, according to a false narrative circulating in the Republic of Moldova. The theory about an outbreak of war in Transnistria is one of the most frequently used by (pro) Russian propaganda with the aim of scaring the population of the Republic of Moldova and undermining the country's pro-Western policy.

Veridica
Veridica
11 May 2023
FAKE NEWS: The Republic of Moldova is mobilizing a million-strong reserve army to attack Transnistria

FAKE NEWS: The Republic of Moldova is mobilizing a million-strong reserve army to attack Transnistria

The Republic of Moldova is mobilizing one million reservists to launch an attack on Transnistria, according to Politnavigator.net, which refers to annual military drills carried out by the Moldovan Armed Forces. The article reiterates the false narrative about ongoing preparations to launch a war against Transnistria, this time fabricating a new number: the Republic of Moldova simply can’t mobilize one million people.

Veridica
Veridica
13 Apr 2023
FAKE NEWS: Western diplomats are preparing Moldova's entry into the war

FAKE NEWS: Western diplomats are preparing Moldova's entry into the war

Two Western diplomats visited the Republic of Moldova last week to discuss its involvement in the war in Ukraine, writes the Donetk publication trmsk.ru. In reality, the talks did not concern Moldova's involvement in the war; on the contrary, the country is actually exposed to the risk of a Russian operation.

Veridica
Veridica
21 Mar 2023
The narratives about Transnistria draw public attention away from Russia’s plans to destabilize Moldova and its defeats in Ukraine

The narratives about Transnistria draw public attention away from Russia’s plans to destabilize Moldova and its defeats in Ukraine

From disinformation spread by propaganda regarding the imminence of a war in Transnistria, Russia has now moved to official statements about Ukraine’s plans to invade the separatist region of the Republic of Moldova. Transnistria seems to be used to draw attention away from Russia’s plan to destabilize Moldova, as well as from the defeats sustained in Ukraine. Besides, the pro-Russian opposition in Chișinău could take advantage of the panic induced by the prospect of war.

Corneliu Rusnac
Corneliu Rusnac
01 Mar 2023
DISINFORMATION: Romania is massing troops at the border with Moldova and in also in Chisinau, even if it denies it

DISINFORMATION: Romania is massing troops at the border with Moldova and in also in Chisinau, even if it denies it

Russian propaganda media have resumed the false narrative regarding the massing of Romanian troops at the border with the Republic of Moldova, even if it had been debunked by the press and officially denied by Romania. Mediafax, the press agency that published the fake news in Romania, replaced it without an explanation.

Mariana Vasilache
Mariana Vasilache
01 Mar 2023
FAKE NEWS: Ukraine is preparing to attack Transnistria, and an army of NATO tanks stationed on Romanian soil will head for Crimea

FAKE NEWS: Ukraine is preparing to attack Transnistria, and an army of NATO tanks stationed on Romanian soil will head for Crimea

Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova are preparing for a military operation against Transnistria and an “armada” of tanks stationed in Romania will come to help, writes the Russian publication politnavigator, citing statements made by so-called Russian experts. Just three days after the false narrative was published in the press, it was officially resumed , in a slightly modified form, by the Russian Ministry of Defense.

Veridica
Veridica
23 Feb 2023