Chisinau will request Moscow not to enlist Moldovans residing in the Russian Federation in the Russian army
President Maia Sandu requested the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration to initiate consultations with the Russian Federation in order to exclude cases of recruitment of citizens of the Republic of Moldova residing in the Russian Federation as part of mobilization activities. At the same time, the ministry and other institutions will support the citizens of the Republic of Moldova, who return home from the Russian Federation. The declarations were made on Monday by the head of state during a briefing on the decisions of the Supreme Security Council.
Also, Maia Sandu announced that the citizens of the eastern districts, who will mobilize on the side of the Russian army, could lose the citizenship of the Republic of Moldova.
"We are analyzing the opportunity to revoke the citizenship of the Republic of Moldova for those with the citizenship of the Republic of Moldova and the Russian Federation, who will fight on the side of the aggressor. In the same way, we are examining the possibility of toughening the punishments for those who only have the citizenship of the Republic of Moldova without the citizenship of the Russian Federation and enlist on the side of the aggressor", declared the president Maia Sandu.
Maia Sandu also mentioned that, lately, the number of incidents in the security area has increased, citizens being subjected to controls, which do not comply with the standards of the peace keeping mission. Our representatives in the Joint Control Commission request clarifications and are working to de-escalate the situation.
"It is obvious that the security risks are increasing. This means that we need to strengthen the defense, security and public order sectors. All the institutions in these sectors are mobilized to adequately respond to these risks", said the country's president, Maia Sandu.