A Russian journalist who was head of the news outlet Sputnik Moldova was declared a national security threat and expelled from Moldova on Wednesday on charges of meddling in internal affairs by spreading disinformation, authorities said.
Moldova’s foreign ministry says it has informed Russia that 45 of its embassy positions in Chisinau will be cut due to “unfriendly actions”, as relations between the two countries deteriorate further amid Russia’s war in neighboring Ukraine.
Moldova’s national police force has opened a homicide investigation after an opposition leader in the Russia-backed breakaway region of Transnistria was found fatally shot at his home.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s unrelenting quest for more political support and security backing from NATO got a warm welcome during a sprawling summit where nearly every European leader had assembled to condemn Russia and Belarus.
The leaders of France and Germany have urged new municipal elections in northern Kosovo in the hopes that another ballot will quell a flare-up of ethnic tensions that have led to violent protests in the region.
Final preparations for a major summit of European leaders are being made in Moldova, a sign of the Eastern European country’s ambitions to draw closer to the West.
A fugitive Moldovan oligarch and opposition party leader has been sentenced in absentia to 15 years in jail for his role in a one-billion-dollar bank theft case.
Neighbors Romania, Ukraine, and Moldova have signed joint agreements in Romania’s capital after a trilateral security meeting focused on ways to strengthen security in their Black Sea region to counter threats posed by Russian aggression.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz travelled to Romania’s capital on Monday for trilateral talks with the presidents of Romania and Moldova, as the three nations look to boost ties amid Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine and to mull ways of supporting embattled Moldova.
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldovan lawmakers on Thursday voted in favor of a divisive bill that will replace references to the country’s official national language from Moldovan to Romanian in the Constitution and in legislation.
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly visited Moldova’s capital Thursday, where he is set to pledge 10 million pounds ($12.5 million) in financial aid to help the small, embattled country tackle what his office called “malign interference” from Russia.
Police in Moldova say they foiled a plot by groups of Russia-backed actors who were trained to cause mass unrest during a protest against the country’s new pro-Western government.
The White House says that U.S. intelligence officials have determined that people with ties to the Russian intelligence community are planning to stage protests in Moldova in hopes of toppling the Moldovan government.
Moldova’s breakaway region of Transnistria, which has close ties to Moscow and hosts Russian troops, claims it has thwarted an assassination attempt on its president allegedly organized by Ukraine’s national security service.
NICE, France (AP) — French club Nice advised its fans Friday not to travel to Moldova for a European game next week amid unrest in the country where authorities have alleged Russian-backed attempts to destabilize the government,
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca held talks Wednesday with his visiting Moldovan counterpart as the two neighbors seek to boost ties amid Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine.
Thousands of anti-government protesters again took to the streets of Moldova’s capital to demand that the country’snew pro-Western governmentfully subsidize citizens’ winter energy bills and to “not to involve the country in war.”
Moldova’s national intelligence agency says two foreign nationals who posed as tourists have been expelled from the country.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian President Klaus Iohannis discussed energy, economic and security issues in Bucharest Thursday with his visiting Moldovan counterpart, as the two neighbors seek to boost ties amid Russia’s war in Ukraine.
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Several thousand protesters rallied in Moldova’s capital Sunday to demand that the country’s new pro-Western government fully cover citizens’ winter heating bills amid a cost-of-living crisis and skyrocketing inflation.
Facebook allowed a Moldovan oligarch with ties to the Kremlin to run ads on its platform urging protests against that country’s government — even though he and his political party are subject to U.S. sanctions.
Moldova’s new government led by pro-Western economist Dorin Recean has been sworn in after winning Parliament’s approval, as the small former Soviet republic signaled a shift to security concerns amid Russia’s war in neighboring Ukraine.
Romania has briefly scrambled military jets and neighboring Moldova temporarily closed its air space after authorities in both countries reported mysterious weather balloon-like objects traversing their skies.
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — A European soccer game in Moldova will be played in an empty stadium on Thursday amid concerns about alleged Russian-backed attempts to overthrow the national government.
Russia has angrily rejected the Moldovan president’s claim about an alleged plot by Moscow to overthrow her government, accusing Moldova’s authorities of trying to distract public attention from the country’s own domestic problems.
Moldova’s president has outlined what she says is Moscow’s plans to overthrow Moldova’s government. She claims it involves the use of external saboteurs that would ultimately “put our country at the disposal of Russia” and throw it off course to one day join the European Union.
The country of Moldova, which is sandwiched between Ukraine and Romania, has often been at the center of a struggle between Moscow and the West.
Moldova’s president tapped her defense and security adviser, pro-Western economist Dorin Recean, to succeed Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita who unexpectedly resigned Friday, 18 months into a tenure sorely tested by the war in neighboring Ukraine.
University student Vlada Yushchenko was still in her teens and nearly three months pregnant when she hugged her husband at the border, turned away and walked into Moldova.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says his country has intercepted plans by Russian secret services to destroy Moldova.