Dmitry Medvedev, deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council, threatened Moldova that the Kremlin's response to Chisinau's accession to the anti-Russian sanctions will not be long in coming. Medvedev wrote this in his Telegram channel.
"Trying to please their new masters, not being in the EU, are ready to join the European sanctions against our country. Well, let them try. Then they can be 100% sure that they won't get not only "expensive" energy and other resources from us, but no resources at all. Let them enjoy the sanctions before they join the EU," said Medvedev.
He also hinted that Russia is ready to "protect" its "citizens" living in Transnistria, which it controls.
"If a serious fight breaks out around the anschluss of Moldova by Romania, one should keep in mind that there are about 220,000 Russian citizens living in Transnistria," he hinted at possible Russian actions in the region.