Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube LinkedIn Telegram

FAKE NEWS: The West is pushing the Republic of Moldova into a war with Transnistria and Russia

Moldovan national army soldiers of special Fulger batallion prepare for parachute jumping during the air landing exercises, at the base of military aviation of Marculesti, 145 km north of Chisinau, Moldova, 21 April 2011.
©EPA/DUMITRU DORU  |   Moldovan national army soldiers of special Fulger batallion prepare for parachute jumping during the air landing exercises, at the base of military aviation of Marculesti, 145 km north of Chisinau, Moldova, 21 April 2011.
Cursuri gratuite

The West is preparing an attack on Transnistria to push the Republic of Moldova into an armed conflict against Russia, according to a false narrative published by ehomd.info. The narrative is part of a genuine campaign on this issue, behind which are both the pro-Kremlin press and left-wing politicians in Chisinau.

NEWS: “The West is just one step away from attracting the Republic of Moldova into the military conflict”, the ehomd.info portal headlined on June 7.

[...] “There is no doubt that the Republic of Moldova is called to war with all the might there is. The power propaganda works in this direction, stating daily that the Republic of Moldova is next after Ukraine. This is evidenced by the recurrent statements of Maia Sandu on the need to evacuate the Russian peacekeeping contingent from Transnistria, which is there in accordance with the signed agreements. Moreover, the influence of neighboring Romania, which organizes inter-parliamentary meetings and sees our republic as a component of “Greater Bessarabia”, should not be underestimated.

The authors of the article also publish the scenario of the “operation to open the second front”: the NATO statement on the preparations for the Russian invasion of Transnistria; dissemination of alleged plans by Russia to transfer its troops to Transnistria through the Odessa region and provision of military support to the Republic of Moldova

 [...] “In fact, the West is now just one step away from pushing the republic into the military conflict – launching a real or fake attack on the Russian peacekeepers in Transnistria.... In that case, Russia will be obliged to react in accordance with its national interests and ensure its own security”.

 

NARRATIVES: 1. The West is pushing to have the Republic of Moldova involved in the war in Ukraine. 2. The Republic of Moldova is prepared by the West to attack the Transnistrian separatist region and the Russian military stationed there.

LOCAL CONTEXT / ETHOS: Narratives about preparations for Moldova's involvement in the war in Ukraine have been increasingly promoted in the last month, amid incidents in Transnistria, as well as statements by the Ukrainian Presidential Adviser Alexei Arestovich, who said that Ukraine could eliminate the region's separatist administration “at a stroke”. They were also fueled by recent statements by British  and American officials, who said they would be ready to support the Republic of Moldova with arms.  But what they meant arms to increase military resilience.

PURPOSE: To fuel the Kremlin's propaganda that Russia is surrounded by enemies and is forced to wage a war for survival; to cause panic in the Republic of Moldova, but also criticism of the current pro-European authorities.

WHY THE NARRATIVES ARE FALSE: First we should mention Kremlin's tendency to mistake the Russian peacekeepers for the Russian military forces in Transnistria. The so-called peacekeepers are part of the Peacekeeping Mission formed in 1992, following a ceasefire agreement signed by Chisinau and Moscow after the military conflict on the Dniester. When representatives of Chisinau demand the evacuation of Russian troops, they are referring to the contingent of about 1,500 troops officially guarding the Soviet-era Cobasna weapons depot, which Russia officially undertook to evacuate in the late 1990s. Russian propaganda deliberately makes no distinction between these two categories of military forces to induce the idea that the Republic of Moldova wants to destroy the peacekeeping forces on the Dniester, which could lead to a new conflict with the separatist forces. However, several experts are contesting  the role of this mission.

Potential plans of the Chisinau forces attacking the separatist region by Chisinau forces, at the command / with the support of the West, make no sense given that representatives of Kiev, who consider the region a possible risk factor, even if small, given its military potential, have expressed readiness to “cleanse” it of separatists and Russian forces “with a snap of the fingers”. However, a scenario of settling the Transnistrian conflict following a military intervention is excluded by the Chisinau authorities, who continue to insist on the solution of negotiations.

So, if the West were to influence the authorities in Chisinau as the authors of the commentary claim, it shouldn’t even have make an effort to attack Transnistria, because this could be done by Ukraine, without requiring any military / economic effort from the West.

Even if Ukraine is ready to intervene in Transnistria, opening a new front would mean to mobilize the necessary resources in other parts of the country. In addition, bringing the fighting closer to the borders of Romania, a NATO member state, would increase the risk of a direct Russia-NATO confrontation that the North Atlantic Alliance, as it has stated itself, does not want. Moreover, it would increase the military spending of the West. The Republic of Moldova has a military budget of less  than 40 million euros, Soviet armament, no tanks, fleet and anti-aircraft defense, so its military potential is at its lowest.  

GRAIN OF TRUTH: Both Western and Chisinau officials have made statements on the need to increase the military resilience of the Republic of Moldova.

Tags: Republica Moldova , Transnistria , War in Ukraine
Propaganda de Razboi - Razboi in UCRAINA
  • Publication / Media:
    ehomd.info
  • Date of publication:
    07/06/2022
  • Target audience:
    Anti-Westerners
  • Key narrative:
    The West is pushing Moldova into the war in Ukraine.
Other articles
Romania in 2021: Top FAKE NEWS & DISINFORMATION debunked by Veridica

Romania in 2021: Top FAKE NEWS & DISINFORMATION debunked by Veridica

The Covid pandemic and the sovereigntist and identitarian themes dominated the false narratives promoted in Romania in 2021.

WAR PROPAGANDA: Only Russian speakers from eastern Ukraine are mobilized in order to exterminate them

WAR PROPAGANDA: Only Russian speakers from eastern Ukraine are mobilized in order to exterminate them

The Armed Forces of Ukraine are mobilizing only Russian speakers in the southeast, so that once they are dead Kyiv can bring Ukrainian speakers from western Ukraine to these depopulated areas, reads a propaganda narrative disseminated by the Russian government media. In fact, losses on the battlefield prove that the army comprises many servicemen from western Ukraine, and the percentage of eastern recruits have gone up due to their resistance to Russia’s large-scale invasion.

FAKE NEWS: Moldova needs Russia to feed its population

FAKE NEWS: Moldova needs Russia to feed its population

The new pro-Western government in Chisinau wants good relations with Russia because it is the most important economic partner of the Republic of Moldova, according to a commentary published by the Kremlin's loudspeaker, Sputnik. The West would be unable to support Moldova, which needs Russia to survive, the commentary also reads, continuing the series of false narratives launched during the election campaign.

Veridica

15 Jun 2022

Updated at: 15 Jun 2022 00:48:21
Veridica

Follow us on Google News

3 minutes read
  • Occidentul pregătește un atac asupra Transnistriei pentru a împinge Republica Moldova într-un conflict armat împotriva Rusiei, potrivit unei narațiuni false publicate de ehomd.info. Narațiunea se înscrie într-o adevărată campanie pe această temă, în spatele căreia se află atât presa pro-Kremlin cât și politicieni de stânga de la Chișinău.
  • NARAȚIUNI: 1. Occidentul face presiuni pentru a implica Republica Moldova în războiul din Ucraina. 2. Republica Moldova este pregătită de Occident să atace regiunea separatistă transnistreană și militarii ruși care staționează acolo.
  • OBIECTIV: Să alimenteze propaganda Kremlinului că Rusia este înconjurată de dușmani și este nevoită să ducă un război pentru supraviețuire; să provoace panică în Republica Moldova, dar și critici față de actualele autorități pro-europene.
WAR PROPAGANDA: Only Russian speakers from eastern Ukraine are mobilized in order to exterminate them
WAR PROPAGANDA: Only Russian speakers from eastern Ukraine are mobilized in order to exterminate them

The Armed Forces of Ukraine are mobilizing only Russian speakers in the southeast, so that once they are dead Kyiv can bring Ukrainian speakers from western Ukraine to these depopulated areas, reads a propaganda narrative disseminated by the Russian government media. In fact, losses on the battlefield prove that the army comprises many servicemen from western Ukraine, and the percentage of eastern recruits have gone up due to their resistance to Russia’s large-scale invasion.

Marin Gherman
Marin Gherman
01 Dec 2022
WAR PROPAGANDA: Moscow shows restraint when bombing Ukraine because it knows the population doesn’t support the neo-Nazi government
WAR PROPAGANDA: Moscow shows restraint when bombing Ukraine because it knows the population doesn’t support the neo-Nazi government

Russia is careful when bombing Ukrainian infrastructure because it knows this brotherly people does not support the neo-Nazis in power, reads a false propaganda narrative published by Russian media. The article quotes a controversial American political theorist, known for spreading countless conspiracy theories and for his enthusiastic support of Vladimir Putin.

Marin Gherman
Marin Gherman
29 Nov 2022
FAKE NEWS: The Government in Chisinau wants to force Moldova’s entry into NATO
FAKE NEWS: The Government in Chisinau wants to force Moldova’s entry into NATO

The power in Chisinau wants to force the entry of the Republic of Moldova into NATO and for this purpose is trying to silence the opposition through criminal cases, according to the Kremlin-affiliated media. The same media say that inviting the Republic of Moldova to the NATO meeting in Bucharest represents a violation of its neutrality status and a further confirmation that this country is already “with one foot” in NATO.

Veridica
Veridica
28 Nov 2022
FAKE NEWS: Already conquered by the West, Romania lets itself be trampled upon by Ukraine
FAKE NEWS: Already conquered by the West, Romania lets itself be trampled upon by Ukraine

With its sovereignty at the mercy of the great Western powers, Romania is now turning itself into a doormat for Kyiv and dismissed its Minister of Defense, Vasile Dâncu, just because he spoke of peace, according to the former Prime Minister, Viorica Dăncilă. The narrative very much resembles Russia's, according to which Ukraine - the country under attack - is the one that does not want peace. Viorica Dăncilă has also promoted the false narrative that Ukraine undermines Romania’s agriculture and, implicitly, its economy.

Veridica
Veridica
23 Nov 2022