Moldova which is a former Soviet Union country which is pro-EU could be attacked next by Putin as the Kremlin is asking Moldovans to send examples of “discrimination” or “acts of violence” to the Russian embassy in the country.
This is of concern as the Russian backed breakaway region of Transnistria is on the border of Ukraine and Moldova which would be easy for an attack as it was in Donbas and Luhansk regions three weeks ago.
Journalist Michael Bird said, Moldovan locals “fear this could be used as evidence for [Russia] to deploy forces to ‘protect’ Russians under threat.”
On Wednesday Sky News asked Defence Analyst Michael Clarke will Russian troops advance to Moldova.
Clarke said, it “Depends on what state of mind Vladimir Putin is in if and when Russian forces take Odesa.
“The temptation will be there as the border is only 30 miles away, and Russian separatists from the Transnistria enclave may also attack Odesa from the west as Russians move in from the east and north.
“In that case, a link-up would make military logic. If so, Moldova might fall apart as a viable state.”
Bird wrote on Twitter, “Russian Embassy in #Moldova is asking Russians in the country to mail in examples of “discrimination” Locals fear this could be used as evidence for RU to deploy forces to “protect” Russians under threat A small sign of increasing pressure.”
Russian Embassy in #Moldova is asking Russians in the country to mail in examples of "discrimination"
Locals fear this could be used as evidence for RU to deploy forces to "protect" Russians under threat
A small sign of increasing pressure pic.twitter.com/JnJJBMwvdC
— Michael Bird (@MichaelBirdUK) March 17, 2022
The Russian embassy in Moldova wrote, “Dear citizens of Russia and Russian compatriots!
“In connection with cases of discrimination on national, linguistic, cultural, religious and other grounds, as well as committing acts of violence or actions threatening life and health, you contact the address sos Embassy via online mail. [email protected]
“The application must indicate the contact detail of the applicant.
“All applications will be considered in detail in the established order.”