Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Pro-Westerners Win Parliamentary Elections in Moldova

           Like Ukrainians, Moldovans recently chose pro-Western parties over pro-Russian ones in parliamentary elections.  Moldova had ratified a trade deal several months ago with the European Union that Russia opposed, preferring Moldova remain in the Russian orbit. 

           The former Soviet Republic of Moldova has been concerned about the Russian Federation’s irredentism towards Transnistria, a breakaway Russian-speaking region, like Eastern Ukraine that Russia invaded, part of which (Crimea) it annexed.   

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