Russia had a plan to destroy the political situation in Moldova, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in his address to the participants of a special meeting of the European Council.
According to Zelenskyy, he warned Moldovan President Maia Sandu about this.
"I informed her about what our intelligence had managed to intercept. A detailed Russian plan to destroy the political situation in Moldova. A Russian document that shows who, when and through what actions was going to break Moldova. To break the democratic order of this country and establish its control over it," the head of state said.
He added that he immediately warned Sanda about the Kremlin's plans, which were similar to the Ukrainian scenario.
"We don't know whether Moscow gave the order to act on this plan against Moldova. But we saw what they were going to do, and we recognized it as exactly what they had already tried to do against Ukraine and against other states, particularly in Europe. It is nothing new. You've seen other attempts of such Russian subversive and destabilizing activities," Zelenskyy said.
The President noted that Russia has "different tools". "And these tools are not only against Ukraine, Moldova, the Baltic States, Poland, or those who are neighbouring Russia. We saw this, in particular, in the Balkans," Zelenskyy said.
According to him, the world community can see this again "at any time in any region of Europe, if someone in Moscow wants to draw up another illegal violent or invasive plan."
"Will we always have time to defend ourselves? This is my question. We all need speed in decision-making and reliability!" Zelenskyy emphasized.
The Moldovan parliament recently voted to extend the state of emergency in the country.
President Maia Sandu urged to help Ukraine win, otherwise "each of us will be in danger."