According to US State Department spokesman John Kirby, the anti-government rallies that have shaken Chisinau in recent days are part of the Russian plan, which is being implemented by the Shor party loyal to the Kremlin.
Russian-linked individuals are trying to provoke an uprising in Moldova against the government and overthrow it. This is reported by CNN with reference to officials in Washington.
The US sees signs that Kremlin-linked Russians in Moldova are planning more protests in Moldova. Their goal is to artificially provoke clashes between civilians and the police and prepare the ground for a coup d’état.
According to American intelligence, instead of the legitimate government of Maia Sandu, the Kremlin wants to put a pro-Russian administration at the head of Moldova.
“The country’s capital, Chisinau, has been rocked in recent weeks by anti-government protests specially organized by the pro-Russian Shor party in Moldova,” US State Department spokesman John Kirby commented on the situation.
President Joe Biden’s administration also believes that Moscow is working to spread disinformation about alleged instability within Moldova.
One example, they consider the statement of the Russian Ministry of Defense that Ukraine plans to invade Transnistria. US officials have already said the allegations are baseless, false and cause for unfounded alarm.
The United States also plans to declassify the available intelligence that relates to the plans of the Russian Federation regarding Moldova. Thus, official Washington wants to neutralize the pernicious influence of the Kremlin on the country and keep Russia from further escalation in this direction.
Recall that the Moldovan opposition threatens President Maia Sandu with an aggravation of the Transnistrian conflict because of NATO. According to Marina Tauber, vice-chairman of the Shor party, she and her supporters will seek the resignation of the President of Moldova through rallies.
In addition, as reported, on March 6 in Chisinau, at a language rally, journalists noticed Russians. Media representatives spoke with opponents of the renaming of the state language of Moldova and found out that they only speak Russian. Moreover, almost all respondents admitted that at different times they came to Chisinau from the Russian Federation.
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