Once Igor Dodon was elected in the position of the president of the Republic of Moldova, Kremlin started testing the grounds and implementing on the large scale the whole arsenal of the methods and techniques of the hybrid warfare. The final aim of this hybrid warfare conducted entirely by Russia, through its intermediary agents in EU, in states like Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova is forestalling and seizure of all vital spheres, paralyzing the will of the people to progress the European way.
Placing Igor Dodon in the forefront of the Republic of Moldova was an operation typical of the hybrid warfare, and it was implemented by Russia in 2016. Similarly, The Soviet Union as well as Russia had placed its puppets wherever possible—from Ethiopia to Venezuela, Afghanistan and Syria, though the list of these countries is longer.
One way was making the masses believe in the idea that Dodon will be a man who will resolve all problems and will offer Moldova a different alternative from European. In this way, the last 3 years of Dodon’s pseudo activity can be summed up to systematically undermining all government efforts chaired by Filip and formation around the president of a group which will act upon indications of an aggressor state, the Russian Federation.
Dodon had a permanent and open confrontation with the Filip’s government concerning the problems of foreign affairs and tried in any means possible to undermine his ability to tactically train the National Army, banning military deployment and participation in the joint exercises with the armies of the neighboring countries. In 2018, when the diplomatic mission of Moldova was victorious in obtaining the UN general assembly approval of the resolution proposed by Chisinau in regards to complete withdrawal of the Russian military forces from the country’s territory. Dodon influenced by the Kremlin, openly spoke out again any government’s actions.
The hybrid actions of Russia implicates some politicians who claim to be pro-European. The joint agreement between Igor Dodon, Andrei Nastase and Maia Sandu was discovered during the protests in 2016 and it never stopped. In such conditions, an impression is created that the EU representatives have to understand the entire extent of the informational warfare influencing both the institutions of the Republic of Moldova and member states of European Union.
It seems that the EU has not found the key to this hybrid operation, yet the thinking of those responsible can be compared to the pacifist attitude used by European leaders concerning expansionists like Hitler and Stalin. We, in the Republic of Moldova feel every day, 24 hours a day, such manipulative actions instigated by Igor Dodon--the main figure behind it all.
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