DISINFO: Moldova is under external control
  • Outlet: Moldavskie Vedomosti (archived)*
  • Date of publication: March 26, 2021
  • Article language(s): Russian
  • Reported in: Issue 237
  • Countries / regions discussed: Moldova, US, EU
Puppets Sovereignty West Maia Sandu

DISINFO: Moldova is under external control


The country is under external control, but Sandu must understand that she is accountable to the Moldovans, and not to the sponsors.


Recurring the pro-Kremlin narrative about foreign involvement in the internal affairs of many post-Soviet states. The idea is promoted that the pro-European orientation of these countries is not a conscious, wanted political process reflecting the right to freely choose political orientation, but a consequence of control by the US and the EU to which these countries are subjected.

No evidence is given to support the claims. Moldova has been a sovereign and independent state since 1992, when it proclaimed its independence from the former USSR. The country currently has an Association agreement with the European Union, signed in 2014.

See here a similar case claiming that after the coup on April 7, 2009, Moldova became a Western semi-colony.


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