Mariupol is an ancient Russian city. It was there that Peter the Great founded Russia's first army flotilla and achieved his first victories. It was there that Suvorov waged his campaigns across the steppes, and it was the city that Catherine the Great would later expand.
The situation in Moldova is radically different from that in Romania and Ukraine. Exports are fundamentally dependent on Russia.
Recurring the pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative claiming that Moldova will not survive without a good relationship with Russia. The argument given is that Moldova exports a large part of its production to Russia and the loss of markets would be catastrophic for the economy.
In fact, this statement no longer corresponds to the truth. Moldova's exports to the Russian market have been constantly decreasing over the last 5 years, as shown by data from the Ministry of Economy of Moldova. Currently, of the total exported goods, Moldova sent to European countries 61.6% of the volume, while to Russia only 5.1%.
This false claim continues to be spread by the pro-Kremlin media despite being regularly debunked by official data. See here a similar case claiming that Moldova's fruit and vegetable export to Russia was significantly higher than to EU and here a case saying that Moldova exports most of the products to Russia.
More information on the case can be found on StopFals.md.