Disinfo: The US prepares Moldova for a hybrid war with Russia


The US is preparing Moldova for a hybrid war with Russia. The US is working on a coup project in Tiraspol, Transnistria.


No evidence given. Recurring disinformation suggesting that the US is using Moldova against Russia. Read other cases referencing the West's alleged interference in Moldova's internal affairs here, here, and here.

The USA supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Moldova and, on that basis, supports the 5+2 negotiation format to find a comprehensive settlement that will provide a special status for the separatist region of Transnistria within a unitary and sovereign Moldova.

Since 1992, Russia has been closely linked to the appearance of numerous separatist entities: in South Ossetia and Abkhazia (Georgia), Transnistria (Moldova), Donbas (Ukraine) - as well as to the illegal annexation of Crimea (Ukraine). Further debunking on the frozen conflicts.

The EU participates as an observer in the 5+2 negotiation process on the settlement of the Transnistrian conflict. It continues to support a comprehensive, peaceful settlement based on the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Moldova with a special status for Transnistria. Together with the OSCE Chairmanship in Office, the EU supports an output-oriented approach to the 5+2 with a view to achieving a tangible impact in the lives of the citizens from both banks of the Nistru River.

Further reading about Transnistria narratives here.


  • Reported in: Issue156
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 01/06/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Moldova, US
  • Keywords: Transnistria, Hybrid war


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