Officially, the Republic of Moldova has all the attributes of a sovereign and independent state, but in reality it is difficult to find at least one attribute that has not been vitiated, that does not represent an empty shell, since it does not control part of its territory, occupied by Russia, which continues to support separatism and refuses to withdraw its troops from the Dniester, and also it is subjected to Russia’s involvement in the “pacification” operation, Transdniester region regulation, the formation of the current governing coalition and the "de-oligarchization" of the Republic of Moldova. It is the opinion of journalist Nicolae Negru, requested by IPN to speak on the situation in the Republic of Moldova, 28 years after the proclamation of independence.
According to the journalist, “our state is economically and financially bankrupt. Without the aid of the EU, and that of Romania in particular, it would not be able to fulfil its welfare functions, that is, paying pensions and salaries”. According to Nicolae Negru, the economic failure determines the exodus of the young and active population, and the Republic of Moldova has transformed after a lapse of 28 years into an " asylum state" or "vacation state", to which, in the summer period, return those over one million citizens who are working abroad. "The demographic crisis reaches the point where it can become irreversible, the number of births being lower than the number of deaths", Nicolae Negru claims.
At the same time, "the country has serious gaps in ensuring its media space, massively penetrated by Russian propaganda, which pursues anti-Romanian and anti-European objectives." "After 2008, there is a risk of a Russian military incursion from the other bank of the Dniester. For the moment, we are protected by the "Ukrainian shield", which has withstood attacks from the "brotherly people" from the east, stopping -"Novorossia", Russia's expansionist project, the journalist claims.
In his opinion, a consequence of Molotov-Ribbenrop pact, concluded 80 years ago, imposing serious identity problems, is the Republic of Moldova’s uncertain future. According to Nicolae Negru, "more and more citizens are looking across the Prut river, are regaining Romanian citizenship and viewing their destiny in the composition of Romania, which, meanwhile, has become the main market for the sale of Moldovan products and has been playing an increasing role in the survival of "the second Romanian state".
The journalist also mentions that the "Moldovan / Romanian dichotomy, inoculated before the independence, during the Soviet occupation, is slowly but surely turning into synonymy."
On August 27, 1991, 28 years ago, the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova adopted the Declaration of Independence, a document signed by 278 deputies. This founding act is marked every year as Independence Day. The original declaration burned during the 2009 protests in Chisinau, but was restored in 2010.