Skip to comments.Romania Keen to Help Moldova Drive for Closer Ties with EU to Dampen Russian Influence
Posted on 02/15/2015 7:40:41 AM PST by WhiskeyX
A stone's throw from the mounted T-34 Soviet tank in the centre of this Moldovan city is an emergency ambulance service set up by Romania, one of several soft power moves to steer its eastern neighbor away from Moscow's orbit.
Wary of Russian intentions after Ukraine lost control of Crimea and much of its east to Russian-backed forces last year, Romania is trying to bring Moldova towards the European Union.
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Moldovans speak Romanian.
Their history is not the same as that of Romania.
They’ve had two freely elected Communist governments after the fall of the Soviet Union, the only ex-Soviet state to do so.
And many Moldovans are afraid of Romanian annexation.
Putin’s a scumbag.
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