No sooner had the Russian-Moldovan relations after a long freeze be “on track strategic partnership” in Moscow realized that the Chisinau count is not particularly necessary. The bombshell came when Moldova was declared persona non grata 5 Russian diplomats.
Maria Zakharova, commenting on the diplomatic row, said that the situation in Moldova and shows a paradoxical situation in that country.
And obstanovochka, shall we say, not very healthy.
There is little doubt that after attending a military parade in Moscow on 9 may, the President of Moldova, Igor Dodon, will become almost the main partner of Russia in the entire post-Soviet space. After all, he is the only one of the presidents of the CIS countries took part in the Moscow celebrations.
Further events began to develop in the same spirit. May 10, Rospotrebnadzor has allowed the export to the country of 20 names of Moldovan wines. He Dodon at a press conference said that for the 1st quarter of the current year deliveries from Moldova to Russia increased by 42 %. And the wines they will increase in 5 times, on fruit and apples in 7 times.
In General, there is a long awaited mutually beneficial cooperation between our peoples, which was not for many years.
And suddenly, the expulsion of Russian diplomats. How to understand this? Moldovan President asks Moscow not to give it special significance, and even intends to convene the security Council to deal with the situation.
But how then to understand his statement on 29 may that he personally was against the independent status of Transnistria, PMR (Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic) clearly must be included into the composition of Moldova? And that he was almost ready either today or tomorrow ready for “evacuation” of Russian troops stationed in the breakaway Republic.
There is every reason to believe that the leader of Moldova, for various reasons, gives the “reverse”, refuses the program, which at the end of 2016 was — and won — the election of the President.
As stated in the Russian foreign Ministry, response to the unfriendly act of Chisinau will be adequate.
Touch is the expulsion of five Moldovan diplomats or move on?
– It seems to me that the situation with the diplomats is a political action – says Vladimir ZHARIKHIN, Deputy Director of the Institute of CIS countries. – Look: he goes to Moscow, speaks the right talk about strengthening relations between the two countries. However, the Pro-Western Moldovan government in its decision on Russian diplomats shows who is the real owner. The President of Moldova — the piece is not decorative, but in terms of the Constitution he is much less than that of the Executive.
Believe that Moscow should give the adequate answer “on the diplomatic front.” Igor Dodon, it may be necessary to dissolve Parliament and call new elections. In Moldova, the government forms a parliamentary majority.
But his unexpected reaction on Transnistria is not a concern?
– No worries! Moscow has always believed that Transnistria should be part of Moldova. Simply there is a conflict that must be resolved around the negotiating table.