“Oazu Nantoi was one of those who, at the start of the 1990s, generated interethnic hatred that was very dangerous for the country,” the Party of Socialists (PSRM) said in reaction to the PAS MP’s accusation that President Igor Dodon and the Party of Socialists, as in the previous election campaigns, return to the practice of reanimating interethnic tensions in Moldovan society.
As most of the citizens of the Republic of Moldova, the PSRM pleads for interethnic peace so that all the people, regardless of the ethnic origin and religious affiliation, live in harmony and understanding, PSRM press officer Irina Astahova commented for IPN.
She said that the PSRM considers the statements made by MP Oazu Nantoi in a news conference earlier today are absolutely irresponsible and, by his assertions, he insulted all the people of Gagauzia and their representatives on the People’s Assembly.
“It should be noted that Oazu Nantoi, being an active member of the People’s Front, bears personal responsibility for the appearance of interethnic conflicts on the territory of our republic. By his statements, Mister Nantoi showed the PAS’ attitude to the citizens of the own country who live in Gagauzia. We have no doubt that the Gagauz people will give an appropriate response to the candidates of the PAS in the presidential elections and in the parliamentary elections too,” runs the comment.
MP Oazu Nantoi said the PSRM registered a bill to amend the law on the special legal status of Gagauzia that contains provisions that run counter to the Constitution. Being aware that the bill will not be adopted in Parliament, Igor Dodon could blame the Romanian nationalists and unionists in the campaign preceding the presidential elections.