German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has accused Russia of intending to destabilize the situation in Georgia and Moldova, Report informs referring to El Pais.
“This is part of Russia’s strategy to destabilize societies that follow the European path,” Baerbock said, when asked if she shared fears that Georgia and Moldova might go over to Moscow’s side.
She noted that due to the situation in Ukraine, “Russia’s attempts to influence Moldova and Georgia are intensifying.”
“We share European values with them and support their desire to decide for themselves to live in peace and freedom through the prospect of membership in Europe,” she added.
In early March, protests were held in Georgia against the draft law “On Foreign Agents,” which involves the creation of a register of non-governmental organizations and media receiving foreign funding. The Georgian authorities later withdrew this bill.
On March 12, clashes between the opposition and the police took place in Moldova. The head of the General Commissariat of Police of the country, Viorel Cernauteanu, claimed that Russian special services were involved in these events in the country.