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Posted by: Mihaela Bucatari

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13 June 2019 / 11:48

Putin vows to support Moldovan president Dodon

Moscow would not give up support for Moldovan President Igor Dodon amid the complicated political situation in his country, TASS agency reports.

"We, undoubtedly, will keep supporting President Dodon and his present-day coalition partners so that they eventually get rid of these - to put it mildly - people, who usurped power in Moldova until recently, and, despite possible internal differences, find strength to build cooperation in the interests of Moldova and its people," Putin noted in an interview with the Mir broadcaster on Thursday.

When speaking about the current situation in Moldova, the Russian president said that it wasn’t unique. "However, it is the most illustrative situation because oligarchs and institutions affiliated with them had actually usurped power in Moldova, just like it happened in Ukraine to a certain extent. Those oligarchs had taken control of all state bodies, including law enforcement agencies, parliament and everything else," Putin said. "It means, they squeezed big money out of the Moldovan people and used it to ensure their personal wellbeing and secure their influence in the affairs of the state,"  said the Russian leader.

According to Putin, "what President Dodon and his former opponents from what can be called the pro-Western parties have done now is a step towards building a capable, civilized and modern-day state."


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