Daily Mail: White House warns Russian actors with intelligence ties are trying to foment a ‘manufactured insurrection’ in Moldova and pledges full support plus $300 million in energy aid for Ukraine’s neighbor
* Moldova has faced coup attempt, 400 bomb hoaxes, and protests
* White House says Russia seeks to weaken regime and install pro-Moscow one
* Russians ‘manufactured demonstrations’; U.S. stands by ‘every step of the way’
The White House issued a public warning on Friday that Russian ‘actors’ who were tied to Russian intelligence are engaging an effort to ‘destabilize’ the country of Moldova through a ‘manufactured insurrection.’
National security spokesman Adm. John Kirby told reporters the U.S. agreed with the assessment of Moldovan President Maia Sandu, who has issued her own warnings about Moscow-backed efforts to destabilize her country.
The former Soviet republic borders Ukraine and is located near the Black Sea port city of Odessa.
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WNU Editor: Russia does not need to ferment an insurrection in Moldova. There are more than enough problems in Moldova to ferment unrest. The annual inflation rate is currently over 25% (link here). Everyone is experiencing sky-high energy prices (link here). There is also double-digit unemployment. No investment. And A shrinking GDP.
Update: After issuing a warning that Russia is trying to destabilize Moldova, Washington is offering to help …. US to help Moldova fight Russia’s destabilization efforts (Reuters).
U.S. Intelligence Says Russia Is Stirring Unrest In Moldova
US says intelligence shows Russia stirring unrest in Moldova — AP
White House: Russia working to overthrow Moldovan government, but no immediate military threat — The Hill
US warns Russian-linked actors seeking to ‘foment manufactured insurrection’ in European country — FOX News