torsdag 5. januar 2017

You are fired: New Socialist President of Moldova fires pro-NATO Defense Minister

Igor Dodon

  Fort Russ
January 4th, 2017 - Fort Russ News - Translated by Kristina Kharlova

The President of Moldova, Igor Dodon, former head of the Socialist Party of Moldova, signed a decree on the resignation of Defense Minister Anatol Salaru, he announced on Facebook.

"The Minister flirted with NATO, knowing full well that, under the Constitution, Moldova is a neutral state. He was behind the appearance of American military equipment at the Great National Assembly square on Victory Day, which can be qualified not only as a provocation. He openly advocated for the unification of Moldova with Romania, which is also unacceptable. In addition, he fired a solid number of professionals from defense and state security, replacing them with pro-Liberal party supporters of the unionist ideology," - wrote Igor Dodon.

As reported, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Prime Minister of Moldova Pavel Filip have signed an agreement to open a NATO office in Chisinau.

This initiative was criticized by the socialists and the Communists, who said that the opening of this office may violate the neutral status of the country. Dodon said that he was categorically against NATO opening a communication office.

Igor Dodon was elected on December 23, 2016.