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Moldovan president says country wants this war to end, people to no longer have to leave homes

18:55 | 04.04.2022 Category: Official

Chisinau, 4 April /MOLDPRES/ - President Maia Sandu today held a news conference on up-to-date subjects, the presidential press service has reported.  

The head of state answered questions by journalists on the situation in Moldova and in the region, in the context of the war, unleashed by Russia against Ukraine 40 days ago. In particular, Maia Sandu referred to the issue of possible sanctions against Russia, to the security dangers entailed by the Transnistrian region and the increase in prices.  

According to the president, the banks of Moldova observe all policies and restrictions imposed by the international institutions, including as regards the SWIFT, Visa and MasterCard systems. Also, Maia Sandu said that there were almost no exports to Russia at present and the re-exports would not be allowed. As for the situation in the Transnistrian region, President Maia Sandu reiterated that there were no indexes about major changes there; yet, given that Russian troops are illegally deployed on the left bank of Dniester, the security dangers persist.     

President Maia Sandu today also touched upon the perspectives of Moldova’s integration into the European Union, following the submission of the application on accession one month ago. The head of state noted that Moldova would soon receive a detailed questionnaire on behalf of the European Commission, which will assess the degree of the country’s preparation on more segments. Afterwards, the Commission will evaluate Moldova on how much the country is advanced in one or another sector and what comes next.     

The head of state confirmed also that, on this period, she had discussed with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy especially the way Moldova can help Ukraine. President Sandu assured the Ukrainian head of state that Moldova would further support the refugees, even if the country wants the war to end and people to no longer be forced to leave their homes.   

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