Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said another ex-Soviet country would be the next target for a Russian invasion. Photo/Kai Pfaffenbach/REUTERS
KIEV – President Volodymyr Zelensky said it is clear that Ukraine will not be the last stop of the President’s invasion Russia Vladimir Putin. According to him, other ex-Soviet countries became the next target of the invasion.
Zelensky reiterated that it was imperative for the West not to delay arms shipments to help Kiev drive out Moscow’s troops.
Speaking at the Munich Security Conference via video link on Friday as the West negotiated tank supplies for Kiev, Zelensky said the Kremlin was thinking of ways to “suffocate” the former Soviet republic of Moldova in western Ukraine.
“It is clear that Ukraine will not be his last stop,” Zelensky said.
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“He will continue his movement, including all other countries that were at some point part of the Soviet bloc,” he said, as quoted by The Guardian, Saturday (18/2/2023).
Moldova, sandwiched between Ukraine and Romania, has often been at the center of the struggle between Moscow and the West.
Tensions in Moldova have been increasing periodically, mainly over the Kremlin-backed breakaway territory on its eastern border where Russia has stationed some 1,500 troops.
On Monday, Moldovan President Maia Sandu said Moscow was plotting to overthrow his government and install an illegitimate government. “That would put our country at Russia’s disposal to stop the European integration process,” he said.
He accused Russia of trying to use Moldova in its war against Ukraine.
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