April 22, 2014

Is Moldova Next on Putin's Hit List?

Jeffrey Goldberg, Bloomberg

The Associated Press

The U.S., which has only recently woken to the threat facing Ukraine, has been even slower to appreciate Moldova’s equally precarious position. Barack Obama's administration is moving now to bring Moldova into the Western fold. The EU is, in tentative and not entirely confidence-building ways, also trying to signal to Putin that Moldova is not his for the taking. After a week in Moldova and western Ukraine -- more posts on that coming soon -- it seemed unlikely to me that Putin had internalized the message.

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TAGGED: Moldova, Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Valeriu Troenco

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