Disinfo: Moldova: The West is pushing Chisinau to attack Transnistria


The West is pushing Chisinau to abandon its status as a neutral country under the constitution, the same thing that happened to Kyiv. For this reason Maia Sandu was ordered to replace the old premier with a new one. Also Sandu refuses to continue the '5+2' talks on Transnistria because she has military solutions in mind for Tiraspol.


Pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative aiming to portray Moldova as a puppet state of the West.

Moldova is a sovereign country and a parliamentary republic. Moldovan President Maia Sandu accepted the Prime Minister's resignation on Friday 10 February 2023 and said she would hold consultations with parliamentary parties on nominating a new prime minister. A new PM was nominated, and subsequently invested on 16 February.

According to the Constitution, the Republic of Moldova is a neutral country and this status can only be changed through a referendum. However, such a referendum is not planned or even being discussed.

The country's president, Maia Sandu, declared (min. counter 34-38) in July 2022 that Moldova remains a neutral country, but will strengthen its defence: "The Republic of Moldova is and will remain a peaceful country. (…) Even if our defence system is in a very bad situation, if it wasn't for this Russian aggression against Ukraine, we probably wouldn't have discussed much about the need to equip the army. (…) We don't want anyone to involve us in the war, but it is a reality for which we must prepare".

Transnistria is de-facto controlled by Russia since 1992, the ECHR ruled. Russia has violated human rights and the right to freedom and security in Transnistria.

It is not Moldova with its 2,5 million population which tries to "provoke Russia" (the latter with a population of some 140 million as of 2022).

In her interview, published on 22 January 2022, President of Moldova, Maia Sandu said: "Of course, it is an important task for us to find a solution (on Transnistria). But this solution must be peaceful, diplomatic. It must be a solution that respects the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the Republic of Moldova. And reintegration must result in a functional state. These three elements are extremely important”.

Read similar cases claiming that the current leaders of Moldova are the puppets of Soros and the West and that Moldova tries to drag Russia into confrontation with the collective West.


  • Reported in: Issue 330
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/02/2023
  • Article language(s) Italian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Moldova, Russia
  • Keywords: Volodymyr Zelensky, Maia Sandu, NATO, Transnistria
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Disinfo: Western hybrid war against Russia aims to turn it into a rogue state

The purpose of the Western hybrid war against Russia is to turn it into a rogue state.

Today, the United States and its satellites are waging a complex hybrid war against us, which they have been preparing for many years, using Ukrainian radicals as a means of attack.

The goal of the West in a hybrid war is not only to defeat Russia on the battlefield but also to destroy its economy, as well as delimit the country with a “cordon sanitaire”.


Pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative accusing the West of anti-Russian policies, aggressive Russophobia and allegedly belligerent and hostile agenda to destroy, ruin Russia, aiming to portray Russia as a victim and deflect any responsibility for Moscow’s illicit actions. See also Russian Myths: no.5 Encirclement.

The US and the West support Ukraine with military and financial aid for the country’s efficient self-defence, in accordance with the UN Charter Article 51, to stop Russia’s unjustified invasion.

Disinfo: Sanctions are part of the hybrid war against Russia.

Sanctions are part of the hybrid economic, cultural, political and military war against Russia.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about an aggressive West destabilising Russia, being directly involved in Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified war of aggression against Ukraine on the Ukrainian side, aiming to portray Russia as a victim and deflect any responsibility for Moscow’s illicit actions in Ukraine.

Sanctions are a key tool of EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy.

Disinfo: Kyiv, the US and Europe prepare a media provocation to turn the world against Russia

Representatives of Kyiv, with the support of the EU and others, plan to present ''strong evidence” to the international community that between February and April 2022 Russian military operations caused “radioactive contamination of important lands in Ukraine” at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and others.

The main goal is to exert political pressure on countries that do not support Western sanctions against Russia to ensure their "correct" vote in the United Nations to support the "Kyiv peace plan", [...] to carry out the illegal seizure of Russian assets abroad to "support Ukraine" and create an "international court".


This is an unsubstantiated claim by pro-Kremlin outlets made in the context of Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine, accusing the collective West of manipulating the facts of the full-scale invasion to undermine support for the Ukrainian peace plan, to destroy backing of sanctions on Russia and prevent the setting up an of international court for war crimes.

No such revelations took place before the emergency session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) which took place on 22 February 2023.