Moldovan Prime Minister Dorin Recean has said that Russia plans to seize the airport in Chisinau in order to deploy its military to Moldova, but the country's security forces are ready for this, Moldova1 has reported.
On 21 February, Recean said that the Moldovan authorities were ready to cope with these challenges. He added that there are several scenarios for destabilizing the situation in Moldova.
"I would like to emphasize once again that our goal is to ensure peace and stability in the country, including in the Dniester region. Moldova stands for a peaceful settlement of the Dniester conflict, and we must align our goals to achieve peace and security," he said.
Earlier, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that Ukraine was always ready to help Moldova if Russia decides to open a second front in the Dniester region. According to Zelenskyy, Moscow is considering a coup d'état in Moldova, and since there is no common border between Russia and Moldova, the Kremlin can transfer its military from Russia-occupied Dniester region to the airport in Chisinau.
Moldovan President Maia Sandu said that while Ukraine is fighting for its territory, Moldova believes that there is no immediate military threat to it. Ukraine thus ensures Moldova's security.