Moldova has rejected accusations by the Russian Defence Ministry that Ukraine allegedly planned to invade the separatist Moldovan region of Transnistria in a false flag operation.
The Moldovan government announced on Telegram that state bodies do not confirm the accusations of the Russian Defence Ministry.
"We encourage you to stay calm and get information from official and trusted sources of the Republic of Moldova," the statement said.
They added that the authorities are cooperating with foreign partners and will report in case of a threat to the country.
Back in December, the Head of Moldova's Information and Security Service, Musteata Alexandru, said that Russia was planning to invade Moldova in early February 2023. According to him, everything depends on the development of the war in Ukraine. Musteata emphasized that the issue is not the fact of the invasion but only the timing of it.
In February 2023, Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that Russia had a plan to destroy the political situation in Moldova. Ukraine's intelligence intercepted a plan to overthrow the legitimate government in the country. Moldovan President Maia Sandu said that Russia was planning a coup d'état in her country. According to her, Moscow, using protests and opposition with the involvement of people with military training, wants to attack government buildings and change the government.