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NATO concerned about Moldova's political crisis

The Alliance urges the political forces of the country to solve all conflicts by dialogue
11:07, 10 June 2019

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NATO expressed concern about the political crisis in Moldova and urged all the political forces of the country to solve all conflicts by dialogue, as the statement of the Alliance’s press office reports.

“NATO is following with concern the political crisis in the Republic of Moldova. We call on all political forces in the country to exercise calm and restraint, and to resolve their differences through dialogue, in full respect of the rule of law,” the message reads.

The representatives of the Alliance noted that NATO and Moldova have been close partners for over 25 years.

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“We reaffirm NATO's continuing support to the Republic of Moldova in the reform of its defence and security institutions. NATO and the Republic of Moldova have been close partners for more than 25 years. We remain committed to the Republic of Moldova’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity,” NATO informed.

As we reported earlier, four political parties get into the parliament after parliamentary elections in Moldova.

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The parliamentary elections and a consultative referendum on reducing the number of MPs from 101 to 61 were held in Moldova on February 24.

The leaders of the race are socialists led by President Igor Dodon, who are in favor of rapprochement with Russia, and the Democratic Party, which now controls the parliament, representing pro-European forces. It is headed by Vladimir Plahotniuc, the richest man in Moldova, who is accused by opponents of having solely controlled all the authorities. The Democratic Party supports the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

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