President Maia Sandu said that there are people in Gagauzia who are trying to destabilize the situation in Moldova and work for Russia. This is reported by Newsmaker.
"There are certain attempts to destabilize the situation on the part of certain individuals and groups in Gagauzia that we believe are working for foreign interests. It is difficult, but our agencies are trying to keep the situation under control, monitor it and take action when necessary," said the President.
She noted that she still doesn't think there's much risk coming from these people.
"We have heard from people in Gagauzia statements against Moldova. We think that these people work for Russia, and there is a certain role there. But, in general, we don't think there is a big risk and we hope that we will be able to keep the situation stable," Sandu said.
She also noted that there have been several incidents in Transnistria as well. But, according to Sandu, so far the authorities do not see any serious risks.
"So far, we believe that there are no serious risks. But this does not mean that the situation cannot change in a month or two. We are closely monitoring what is happening, we are communicating with the local regime to make sure that no actions are taken there that will endanger the health and safety of citizens," Sandu said.
She stressed that the country's energy security plays an important role in maintaining stability in the country.
"It's very important that we have a contingency plan in case we can't find other alternatives. Because it is not only about solving the energy problem, but also about maintaining stability in Moldova. This is important for us, Romania and Ukraine," Sandu said.