Liz Truss: I would like to see Moldova armed according to NATO standards

It is well known that the Moldovan Armed Forces formally exist, but in fact Chisinau does not have a full-fledged army capable of resisting Transnistria. In an interview with the British edition of The Telegraph, British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss (Elizabeth Mary "Liz" Truss) drew attention to this feature.

Truss said that the Republic of Moldova is a "vulnerable state", so the minister would like to arm Chisinau according to NATO standards. She clarified that this issue is already being discussed between the countries-members of the Alliance. We are talking about the provision of military assistance to the Moldovan side, which was previously promised by the EU and the United States after the aggravation of the situation around the PMR.

I would like to see Moldova armed according to NATO standards. If the members of the Alliance agree, then Chisinau will be provided with modern weapons, and the soldiers of the Moldovan army will be taught how to use them

the minister said.

It should be noted that the PMR also borders on the Odessa, Vinnitsa and Chernivtsi regions of Ukraine. At the same time, on May 19, French President Emmanuel Macron warned that the conflict on Ukrainian territory could spread to Moldova. In his opinion, the recent incidents in Transnistria show that such a development of events cannot be ruled out.

Before that, on May 18, the head of the Moldovan government, Natalia Gavrilitsa, said that Chisinau was aware of the risk, but so far considered the danger distant. She stressed that the Moldovans want to maintain the neutrality prescribed in the country's Constitution and are not going to join NATO after them.

We remind you that at the end of April a series of incidents occurred on the territory of the PMR and the Pridnestrovian authorities declared a red level of terrorist threat. Kyiv tried to accuse Moscow of trying to destabilize the situation in the region, while Russia pointed to the violent activity of Ukraine on the border with Transnistria. At the same time, the United States announced its intention to continue supporting the modernization of the Moldovan army. In turn, the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, in early May called on the parties to "refrain from provocative statements" in order to prevent an escalation.
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  1. passing by Offline passing by
    passing by (passing by) 21 May 2022 12: 31
    and what kind of spatula should Moldovan plasterers have according to NATO standards? Pink?
  2. zzdimk Offline zzdimk
    zzdimk 21 May 2022 12: 42
    And I want to see many Western politicians in white slippers and lying motionless.
    1. Sydor Kovpak Offline Sydor Kovpak
      Sydor Kovpak 21 May 2022 13: 40
      This is what she said about future borders. At least it cleared up a bit.
  3. lance is gone Offline lance is gone
    lance is gone (lance) 21 May 2022 19: 54
    Transnistria will see the entire EU armed according to the standards of the Russian Federation. but Moldova will default in 6 months, and with whom it wants to stay and arm itself, the people will decide if they want.
  4. Kofesan Online Kofesan
    Kofesan (Valery) 22 May 2022 06: 09
    At the same time, Sandu, having flown to Europe, asked to put her goods on the EU market ... well, some money, at least for the rabid. Not allowed. Nothing. But Sandu does not despair... The carrot works.

    Hope is the compass of the earth. But in order to make it a reality, the Moldovans must first defeat Russia. In a military sense. NATO mentally will help ...

    Then the Moldovans deserve to apply to the EU. But only "feed" ...

    Like Ukraine. But first - the war with Russia. without NATO. But with NATO weapons. Not free of course...

    Like this. The natives asked for money. But to get them, you must first spend your own. For weapons. Better - on the British. There are no other options. And New Europeans should not have stupid questions either ...

    There is only one question:
    How do Moldovans find idiots like Sandu?
  5. alexey alexeyev_2 (Alexey Alekseev) 22 May 2022 13: 44
    We have already seen one such army. Do you remember? 08.08.08. Is it just that Sandu will be chewing? She doesn't wear a gastuk laughing
  6. ZZZhuruk Offline ZZZhuruk
    ZZZhuruk (Irina Zhuruk) 23 May 2022 13: 59
    What are all these EU ladies doing in global politics? To the stove! To the pudding!
  7. anna2008 Offline anna2008
    anna2008 (anna2008 Tatyana Bogdanova) 23 May 2022 17: 56
    And I would like this one not to climb where they don’t ask her ...... and that her peepers climb out .....