Moldovan President accuses Russia of meddling in Moldova’s democracy with coup plan

The Moldovan President, Maia Sandu has accused Russia of plotting to meddle in her country’s democracy. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons /

THE President of Moldova has accused Russia of plotting a coup to depose the country’s pro-EU government, confirming accusations made by Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

Moldovan President, Maia Sandu said that an investigation had confirmed the veracity of accusations made by Zelenskiy in an announcement made on Monday, February 13.

Zelenskiy presented EU leaders with a Russian report intercepted by the Ukrainian intelligence service which covered the, “who, when and how was going to break the democracy of Moldova and establish control”.

Sandu explained that the plan aimed to use violent protests by a range of foreign nationals including Belarusians, Russians, Montenegrins and Serbians to “change the legitimate government to an illegal government controlled by the Russian Federation”.

Sandu added, “The Kremlin’s attempts to bring violence to Moldova will not work. Our main goal is the security of citizens and the state. Our goal is peace and public order in the country”.

Moldova is an Eastern European country that borders Ukraine to the east and Romania to the west. The country was recently awarded candidate status by the EU thanks to action from the pro-EU government.