Disinfo: Romania wants to deprive Moldova of state sovereignty


Romania wants to swallow Moldova, gaining a foothold on the Dniester.

In an effort to deprive Moldova of state sovereignty, Bucharest stakes on promoting a positive image of the Romanian state in the eyes of Moldovan citizens. Romania is portrayed as an established European state, devoid of the vices that plague the western republics of the former Soviet Union - corruption, nepotism and nepotism.

Financial assistance from Romania for Moldova is aimed not so much at improving strategic industries as at advertising campaigns to impress the public with the volume of Bucharest's participation in Moldovan affairs.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Romania, questioning Moldova's integrity and sovereignty without any substance to document it.

Romania adheres to international law regarding state borders and has no territorial claims on Moldova. The development of the relationship with the Republic of Moldova is a priority of Romania's foreign policy, based on the communion of history, language, traditions and culture and on supporting the European aspirations of the neighboring state.

Romania was the first state to recognise the independence of the Republic of Moldova, immediately after the proclamation of the independence of the new state (August, 1991).

The basis of the bilateral relationship are established by the Declaration on the establishment of a strategic partnership between Romania and the Republic of Moldova for the European integration of the Republic of Moldova (signed in Bucharest, on April 27, 2010). Romania strongly and constantly supports the efforts of the Republic of Moldova in approaching the EU, including through the visa liberalisation and the signature of the Association Agreement.

Moldova is the main recipient of Romanian foreign assistance. Romania has supported Moldova both economically, through private investment, loans and aid granted by the Romanian state, and cultural and educational, through the financing of various projects in the education field.

See similar cases claiming that Ukraine will disintegrate and fall prey to territorial claims of EU member states, that The collapse of Ukraine would be a chance for a “Greater Romania”, that Romania and Hungary have territorial claims to Ukraine, that Bucharest has a project to absorb Moldova, Transnistria and some regions of Ukraine, that Moldova is just one of the stages of Romania's expansionist strategy in the east.


  • Reported in: Issue 263
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/10/2021
  • Article language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Moldova, Romania
  • Keywords: Sovereignty
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