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News 16 June 2019, at 10:12

Washington TimesPutin not interested in fighting corruption in Moldova

Marime Font

 I laughed when I read Western press accounts regarding the current governmental crisis in the Eastern European nation of Moldova.

 Over the last few weeks, oligarch Vladimir Plahotnuic’s control over the tiny former Soviet republic, sandwiched between Ukraine and Romania, has been threatened. A coalition of the Socialist Party, headed by pro-Russian President Igor Dodon, and the ACUM, an anti-corruption party backed by the European Union, came together after an inconclusive parliamentary election last February.

A Constitutional Court stacked with loyalists of Mr. Plahotnuic ruled the development unconstitutional. The court then removed Mr. Dodon from power. The parliament was then dissolved, and a snap election was called for October.


All of this is common knowledge for anyone with interest in the drama taking place in Chisinau. It’s the reaction of the Western press to the events that has been quite curious.

For a media that has been obsessed with the narrative of Russian collusion in the U.S. for three years, and which has made Russian President Vladimir Putin out to be the Antichrist, it’s interesting to see the Western press now spinning the narrative that the Kremlin in this case wants to “fight corruption” by backing the ACUM-Socialist coalition and allegedly ‘“does not want to interfere” in Moldova’s affairs.

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