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Igor Grosu: Moldova will not join NATO


February 26, 2023, 1:13 p.m. – Public Information Service – TEH –

Moldova will not become a member of the North Atlantic Alliance, but as a country that adheres to a neutral status, it should prioritize its own security. This was stated by the head of the Moldovan Parliament, Igor Grosu, in an interview with Prime TV.

This is how he answered the question about the fears of public opinion in the face of a possible escalation of tensions in the event of the republic joining NATO. Grosu offers to take care of security inside Moldova given the ongoing conflict in the country.

“We have to ask ourselves a very serious question: how are we going to protect our airspace? Last time we had to shut down our airspace for an hour because it was about the air safety of our citizens. The separatist authorities on the left bank of the Dniester, let’s say, are much better equipped than the national army,” the politician stressed.

Earlier, Moldovan leader Maia Sandu asked allies for anti-aircraft systems and financial support.

As reported by the Public News Service, Ukraine is ready to seize Transnistria within three days. This was stated by the former adviser to the chief of staff of the Ukrainian president Alexei Arestovich. But Kiev can do this only after the Moldovan side itself makes a corresponding request. According to experts, Moldovans must be clear that Moscow will not abandon its contingent in Moldova if Ukraine decides to send its troops and try to seize Transnistria.

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