Moldova for the sake of concluding an association agreement with the EU may become the initiator of military aggression against Transnistria. This opinion was expressed by 2 of October in an interview with a REGNUM correspondent by Russian political analyst Ivan Zakharov.
In his opinion, the initialing of an association agreement with the EU during the Vilnius Eastern Partnership summit in November 2013 by Moldova will mean that the country has passed the first stage on its way to joining the “single European family”. The expert noted that the main obstacle at the next stage of the movement towards the European Union for the Moldovan leadership, among other things, will be the settlement of the Moldovan-Transdniestrian conflict, as repeatedly stated by the EU representatives. However, according to him, there is a solution to this problem in Chisinau - a forceful influence on Transnistrians with the involvement of Romanian troops in the conflict.
As Zakharov noted, such a conclusion can be reached by analyzing the agreement on military cooperation with Romania, ratified by the Moldovan parliament 27 of June this year, containing formulations in accordance with which the Romanian army gets the opportunity to move freely through the territory of Moldova.
"The interaction of the armed forces of the two states was tested during the Peace Shield-2013" Moldovan-Romanian military exercises in early July, the official purpose of which was to assess the operational potential of one of the units of the Moldavian army as part of peacekeeping missions in multinational units. Rumors of intent Moldovan politicians to use force were further strengthened after the visit to Chisinau by Romanian President Traian Basescu 17 of July this year, which additionally indicated the Moldovan leadership the need to solve the problem of the territorial integrity of the country for full membership in the EU ", - said Zakharov.
He recalled that Basescu also assured the receiving party that Bucharest, being the main link in relations between Moldova and the EU, is ready to support any decisions of Chisinau on the way to "full European integration", which, in the context of the above, seems to him engaging the Romanian armed forces in a potential armed conflict on the Dniester.
REGNUM reminds that peacemakers have been guarded by peacekeepers under the auspices of Russia for more than 20 years in accordance with the Agreement on the Principles of Peaceful Settlement of the Moldovan-Transdniestrian Conflict 1992 of the Year, from which Moldova has not left to this day, despite constant attempts to discredit Russia's peacekeeping mandate and demands for the withdrawal of Russian troops, and Romania is a member of NATO. Thus, if the forecast of Ivan Zakharov comes true, then the new war on the Dniester will be a war between Russia and NATO.