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Joe Biden in Warsaw. Met with Moldovan President Maia Sandu

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The White House announced that US President Joe Biden met with Moldovan President Maia Sandu on Tuesday in Warsaw. The statement said that the American leader “confirmed the strong US support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Moldova.”

The White House announced that the US President Joe Biden met on Tuesday in Warsaw with the president Moldova Maia Sandu. The statement said the American leader “confirmed his strong support USA for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Moldova.

It added that Biden underlined the ongoing US support to help Moldova strengthen its political and economic health, including its democratic reform agenda and energy security, and address the aftermath of Russia’s war with Ukraine.

Moldovan President Maia Sandu and the Polish presidential couple during Joe Biden’s speech in WarsawPAP/Kalbar

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Moldovan president: Russia has plans for a coup

February 13 Moldovan President Mai Sandu said that Russia has a plan to overthrow the country’s pro-Western authorities.

Russia informally supports the separatist Transnistria, located within the borders of Moldova, where a series of incidents took place last year. Their goal – as the authorities in Chisinau assessed at the time – was to try to destabilize the country. These included explosions at a radio tower in the Transnistrian town of Maiac near the Ukrainian border.

Authorities in Kiev feared at the time that Russian secret services were behind the explosions, trying to draw Transnistria, where a Russian military unit is stationed, into a war against Ukraine.

On February 10 this year, the authorities in Kiev and Chisinau announced that two Russian Kalibr missiles fired towards Ukraine from the Black Seaentered the airspace of Moldova.

Last October, a Russian rocket landed in the north of Moldova. The missile was fired by the Russian armed forces towards Ukraine and shot down by Ukrainian anti-aircraft defenses. The authorities in Chisinau recognized then that the missile attacks on Ukraine also threatened the security of Moldova.

Main photo source: PAP/Kalbar

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