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Britain and the US warn that Russia will interfere in Moldova's elections

Jun 14, 2024

On June 13, the governments of the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States issued a joint statement warning of the Kremlin's intentions to influence the results of the presidential election and the referendum on European integration in Moldova.

The text of the joint statement was released by the US State Department.

Britain, Canada, and the United States emphasized that they share the concerns of Moldovan President Maia Sandu about "the Kremlin's use of criminal groups to finance political activities and undermine Moldova's democratic institutions."


Among other things, Moscow is financing the spread of disinformation in Moldova in favor of pro-Russian presidential candidates. And in case they lose, the Kremlin plans to incite protests and undermine public confidence in Chisinau's ability to protect itself and uphold the rule of law.

The statement also emphasizes that Russia's political interference in Moldova has been going on for many years - for example, RT employees have been "providing direct support to fugitive Moldovan Ilan Shor for several years with the consent of the Russian government."

Author - Olena Madiak, 14/06/2024

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