Valentin Dediu: Internal political struggles affect national security

The national security of the Republic of Moldova is affected by the developments inside the country and in the region. Owing to the interminable internal political struggles, the Republic of Moldova remains vulnerable to security dangers, ex-vice director general of the Security and Intelligence Service Valentin Dediu stated in an interview for RFE/RL’s Moldovan Service that is quoted by IPN.

According to him, during the last three-four years Moldova practically didn’t have a security conception, a security strategy. It had only a list of dangers formulated by President Igor Dodon. The regional factors that influence security, including of the Republic of Moldova, are related to the existence of a frozen conflict on the Nistru, the existence of a conflict in Ukraine’s Donbass and the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation in 2014.

Valentin Dediu considers Russia didn’t renounce its Novorossiya (New Russia) plan that covers the territory that existed between 1700 and 1800, including the territory where the Republic of Moldova is now situated. Another project appeared in 2008 and is called Historical Russia. “Historical Russia means the borders of the 1800s, at the juncture from the 19th century to the 20th century, and includes first of all Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, possibly Georgia. But the major motive is the existence on these territories of population that shares the Christian Orthodox values,” he stated.

In another development, Valentin Dediu said Minister Aureliu Ciocoi’s assertion that the Russian army that occupied the territory on the left side of the Nistru was the one that stopped the war was made after someone put what he was to state on the table, but most probably he lived with this thought all his life.

The former SIS official noted the Presidential Office’s insistence on the international recognition of Moldova’s neutrality is nothing else but promotion of Russia’s foreign policy. “For the states of the former Soviet Union, such statements and the adoption of such laws are equal to death as they become military weaker before the Russian Federation, which strengthens its military capacities in all the zones of the former Soviet Union,” stated Valentin Dediu.

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