President Maia Sandu said that Moldova’s accession to NATO can be discussed only if the majority of the population is in favor of such a step. She emphasized that Moldova is a democratic country and the decision to join the alliance should be taken by the people. If the majority of citizens express support for joining NATO, then the issue can be considered.
Maia Sandu said that Moldova’s neutrality is enshrined in the Constitution, and the overwhelming majority of the country’s population supports its preservation. However, she stressed that Russia does not respect Moldova’s neutrality, deploying its troops in Transnistria and controlling the separatist region.
The President also referred to the reintegration of the Transnistrian region and expressed hope that this process will be finalized by the time Moldova joins the European Union, which is scheduled for the end of the decade. She asked external partners for help in strengthening the country’s security against Russian aggression. In the coming years, there may be a geopolitical opportunity to realize this goal, which depends, among other things, on the situation in Ukraine.
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