All flights to and from Moldova suspended: the low-cost airline Wizz Air will interrupt the route to Chisinau from March 14, concerned about the safety of the airspace above the country to the east of Ukraine.
Last February 10, a Russian missile crossed borders, on the day in which Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita resigned. As happened in December with a rocket whose launch was ordered by Moscow.
Tensions in the country have been exacerbated by the revocation of the decree on the sovereignty of Moldova by Vladimir Putin, at the same time that the Kremlin has been fueling protests against the local, pro-European government for months, in particular by blowing on the separatist wind in the pro-Russian region of Transnistria, the strip of land east of the Dniester River that Russia has tried to connect with its own borders by trying to conquer the whole southern part of Ukraine overlooking the Black Sea.
Several analysts believe that the small state, which has officially been a candidate to join the European Union since last summer, could be invaded by Russian troops in a maneuver to encircle Ukraine.
Wizz Air’s decision was criticized by Moldovan civil aviation, but the airline replied: “The safety of passengers and staff remains our priority. Following recent developments in Moldova and the high but not immediate risk in the country’s airspace, the difficult but responsible decision has been taken to suspend all flights to Chisinau effective March 14th.
To partially compensate for the cut in travel, Wizz Air will increase flights on the route to the Romanian city of Iasi, close to the Moldovan border.
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