April 18. 2024. 1:25

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Romanian far-right party leader wants to destabilise Chişinău, warns Moldovan PM

AUR party leader George Simion is involved in “destabilising efforts in Moldova”, accused Moldovan Prime Minister Dorin Recean, which resulted in Moldovan authorities extending the party leader’s ban from entering the country.

After Simion’s ban was renewed for five years, Romanian Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu called on both Ukraine and Moldova for an explanation.

“The state institutions have determined that George Simion is part of the destabilisation effort in the Republic of Moldova”, Recean told ProTV Chisinau on Monday, adding that he had conveyed this to his Romanian counterpart.

Interestingly, on Tuesday, when Simion was asked if he wanted to destabilise Moldova, he said that his party had “a unification plan”, which, “certainly, in the eyes of the authorities of the Republic of Moldova, is equivalent to destabilisation”.

The Republic of Moldova “is not a country, it is a state”, he added.

“I hate from the bottom of my heart the unjust border at Prut. I don’t see any argument for the second Romanian state to continue to exist”, Simion said.​

(Sebastian Rotaru | Euractiv.ro)

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