Russia has partially changed its plans for a coup d'état in Moldova, the secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine, Oleksiy Danilov, has said in an interview with Ukrinform.
According to him, these Russian intentions became public knowledge thanks to Ukrainian intelligence.
"However, we are more than confident that they will not change their plans in the end. In Moldova, they pursue the same aggressive policy as Ukraine. But there is a so-called attempt at a 'quiet' occupation, and we have an attempt at armed occupation," Danilov said.
He noted that in the event of a coup in Moldova, "the world needs to respond to Russian coups that are constantly taking place in certain territories".
"These experiments of the Russian Federation should be put to an end. Had the world reacted in time, we would not have been in a situation of war now," Danilov said.
In February, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in his address to a special meeting of the European Council that the Main Intelligence Directorate had managed to intercept a detailed Russian plan to destabilise the political situation in Moldova.
Subsequently, the prime minister of Moldova said that Russia plans to seize the airport in Chisinau in order to deploy its military to the country, but the country's security forces are ready for this.