Disinfo: Victory of the presidential party in Moldova will lead to a full US control


Victory of the presidential party Action and Solidarity (PAS) in snap parliamentary elections in Moldova will lead to the establishment of full US control over the Republic of Moldova and the economic blockade of Transnistria.


Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about Moldovan president Maia Sandu and the political party that supports her being controlled by US and EU. This narrative has intensified in light of the upcoming snap elections.

Currently, the Republic of Moldova is in the pre-election period before the early parliamentary elections planned for 11 July 2021 take place. Maia Sandu was one of those who insisted on the necessity for these elections, in order to form a new parliamentary majority, which would be pro-reforms and pro-European. In statements made so far, Maia Sandu did not mention anything about possible economic sanctions against Transnistria, saying only that she is in favour of the peaceful settlement of the conflict and the withdrawal of Russian troops from this region.

Similar cases claimed that the advent of Maia Sandu to power will bring inevitable collapse to Moldova, that protests organised by Sandu’s party aimed to protect the interests of the US Embassy in Moldova and that her victory in the elections was orchestrated by the West.


  • Reported in: Issue 245
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17/05/2021
  • Article language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Moldova, US
  • Keywords: Transnistria, Elections
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