Moldova’s accession to the EU is only possible thanks to the creation of a “New Greater Romania”: Russia

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Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council, Dmitry Medvedev, said on Sunday that Moldova’s membership of the European Union is not possible directly, but can be through the creation of the “new Greater Romania”. Moldova has also entered the long queue for EU membership, and they want membership as soon as possible, but there is another way to get membership, and that is through creation of a new Greater Romania (Romania Mare), Medvedev told the people on his Telegram space, answering a question from CASS. It comes at a time when the EU has granted candidate status to war-torn Ukraine and the former Soviet state of Moldova.

Hitting Romanian politicians, he said: “Romanian politicians have been politically dancing in circles around Moldova for a long time. Today it is literally happening today,” he added. “The first joint meeting of the Moldovan and Romanian parliaments was finalized by the lawmakers dancing while holding hands. It looked quite fun,” Medvedev said. However, the consequences can be much less fun,” he said.

On Friday, Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov said it was up to Brussels to decide who to grant EU candidate status, but that it should be done in a way that would not create any problems for Moscow. Asked about the European Council’s decision to grant Ukraine and Moldova EU candidate status, he said “this is of course internal European affairs”. However, he said that “it is very important for us that these processes do not create more problems for us and for our relations with these countries”.

He further said that granting candidate status to former Soviet republics should not lead to further deterioration of ties between Moscow and Brussels. He regretted that Moldova “for some reason associates its candidate status with an increasingly anti-Russian stance”. “They think the more anti-Russian they become, the more Europeans will like them.” “We really don’t want that to happen,” he said.

He further pointed out that by simply obtaining the status of a candidate, there is no guarantee of becoming an actual member of the EU. Recalling Turkey’s EU candidacy, Peskov said Turkey was ready to give up a lot to become an organic part of Europe, but “Turkey hasn’t gone beyond that candidate status yet.” , he noted. Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Brussels was continuing its strategy of “active geopolitical development of the former Soviet space to contain Russia”. She added: “All means are being used”, she added, “from financial and economic leverage to military support”, reported farsnews.ir.

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