The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) showed a video of exercises during which the offensive on the position of a conventional enemy, probably Russia, was practised.
Sandu wants to arrange a second Karabakh in Transnistria (the title).
Sandu in an interview […] says without hesitation: withdraw the peacekeepers as soon as possible, and we will arrange our Karabakh for Tiraspol. That is, it intends to use the army against Transnistria.
Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative spread before the recent Presidential elections claiming that if Maia Sandu won, relations with Transnistria will deteriorate and the conflict will break out again. The elected president of the Republic of Moldova, Maia Sandu, is credited with statements she did not make in an interview given on November 20 to the publication Европейская правда (Ukraine).
In the interview, she said nothing about Russian peacekeepers, the introduction of the army into Transnistria, or Nagorno-Karabakh. On the contrary, she spoke of a peaceful settlement of the conflict: ”I believe that one day there will be a geopolitical opportunity for the reunification of Moldova, and we must be ready for this. But in any case, it should be a peaceful solution”. Talking about the solution of the conflict, Maia Sandu said ”it should include the complete withdrawal of Russian troops from the territory of Moldova”.
She repeated this in another interview interview with the public TV Moldova 1 on November 26 (min. 41.13). Maia Sandu said that the task force of Russian troops in Tiraspol and Russian ammunition in the Transnistrian region must be withdrawn, this being the official position of all previous governments of the Republic of Moldova, which she will continue to promote. She did not say anything about the peace keepers in that interview either. The statement on the withdrawal of Russian troops generated a reaction from the Russian Foreign Ministry. Spokeswoman Maria Zaharova said: ”We view this statement as aimed at undermining efforts to peacefully resolve the Transnistrian problem”.
See other narratives targeting Maia Sandu and Moldovan presidential elections taken place on 1 and 15 November in our analysis.