The Russian factor was every time fateful for our vital, national interest of emancipation, obtaining of independence and sovereignty, doctor of history Ion Varta stated in a public debate hosted by IPN.
“The Russian factor has always been present in our area with all its absolutely hallucinating and reprovable manifestations,” said Ion Varta. According to him, we are now in danger and are lucky to be protected by the Ukrainian army that fights with determination and resists, protecting Moldova too from invaders.
Speaking about historical events, Ion Varta reminded that the agrarian government in Moldova was the one that played Moscow’s game after the obtaining of Independence and this created hindrances also to the other governments. That government edited the text of the Constitution drafted by the group of experts and jurists, introducing reprehensible things in that text that was later adopted. This way, the Republic of Moldova as a state took a step backward.
“There is this Article 13 first of all. The current parliamentary majority finally solved this problem in an admirable way. The most serious thing that happened by that agrarian editing of the constitution bill was the placing of obstacles to the eventual reintegration of the Republic of Moldova with Romania. Two Romanian states do not have any chance as the jurists close to the agrarians took care to stipulate this thing there. Romania and Romanianism were vehemently blamed,” stated Ion Varta.
He noted that many of Moldova’s failures in the attempts to strengthen its independence are due to the Transnistrian problem, to that war inspired from outside and planned by imperial forces in Moscow.
“We were engaged in an experiment. That Moldovan-Russian war was started on March 2, 1992, exactly the day the Republic of Moldova became a sovereign and independent state admitted into the UN. That hideous scenario to cause a so-called interethnic war that wasn’t at all substantiated was implemented,” said the doctor of history.
According to Ion Varta, this should not be called Transnistrian conflict or dispute as in essence it was a war for defending the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of the Republic of Moldova. Those who fought in the Nistru war were police officers who had one gun for ten persons and they managed to defend themselves in absolutely unequal conditions, in front of forces that were considerably armed by the Russians.
The public debate entitled “Price and effects of Independence. Comparative study (1877 vs. 1991)” was staged by IPN News Agency as part of the project “Impact of the Past on Confidence and Peace Building Processes” which is supported by the Hanns Seidel Foundation of Germany.