The current President of Moldova, Igor Dodon, considers the statement of the elected head of the republic, Maia Sandu, on the withdrawal of Russian peacekeepers from Transnistria, as a serious mistake.
On the air of the TV channel “NTV-Moldova” Dodon said that Sandu’s words about the withdrawal of Russian peacekeepers from Transnistria are inappropriate, since 35-50% of the Russian-speaking population lives in the region. According to Dodon, the majority of the Moldovan population supports a balanced foreign policy, which implies good relations with both the West and the East.
The incumbent head of Moldova also recalled that Sandu promised to cooperate with Russia before the presidential elections. According to Dodon, if the future president of the republic pursues an anti-Russian policy, there will be nothing good either for the country or for this politician.
Formerly elected President of Moldova and head of the Action and Solidarity Party, Maia Sandu, expressed hope that one day there will be a geopolitical opportunity for the reunification of Chisinau and Tiraspol. Sandu called Transnistria a “breakaway” region and noted that Moldova does not recognize the debt for the supply of Russian gas to the unrecognized republic.
Note that the Central Election Commission of Moldova today approved the results of the presidential elections, recognizing the winner of the candidate from the Action and Solidarity party, former Prime Minister Maia Sandu. According to Moldovan legislation, the Constitutional Court must, within 10 days, make a decision on the recognition of the election results and confirmation of the mandate of the new president.