President Igor Dodon said 2020 is a difficult year, also because it is an electoral one. The major challenge will derive from the attempts to destabilize the situation in the country by involving internal and external forces. Igor Dodon spoke about this in the broad meeting of the Board of the Security and Intelligence Service (SIS), urging the Service’s employees not to allow eventual destabilization, IPN reports.
“You weekly present information to us and we already see attempts to become rather actively involved in the destabilization of the situation, from outside the country. The massive financing provided to nongovernmental organizations, attempts to manipulate public opinion so as to generate large-scale protests. In fact, it is nothing new. This happens every time we approach a particular electoral exercise. The interests in the elections of this yearend will be very great. Your task is not to allow destabilization,” President Dodon said in his speech.
He also said that the SIS should inform the authorities about possible internal and external interference beforehand. “I refer not to political struggles against someone or on someone’s side, but to the destabilization of the situation and public order,” stated the official.
According to him, other challenges are related to the fight against terrorism given the developments in other states and to the economic sector, the bank fraud. “You often inform us correctly, but the developments in the investigation bodies, the prosecution service give the impression that the intention was to not reach a result,” stated Igor Dodon, making reference to the investigation of the bank fraud. He also referred to other frauds, schemes to steal state budget funds, noting that any information should be communicated and examined by the responsible bodies.