The protests are part of a series of actions aimed at destabilizing the situation in the Republic of Moldova, according to President Maia Sandu. She believes that the protests are actually violent actions planned by the Kremlin to change the power in Chisinau.
Sandu has declared that there was an attempt to provoke violence in the Republic of Moldova during the protests last fall. The organizers "bet on the energy crisis and the fact that the Republic of Moldova would not manage, and would not have enough gas volumes." At the same time, the head of state openly speaks about the possibility of outsiders infiltrating the country to generate violence and chaos.
"The new element is that people can be brought in from outside the country to provoke violent actions and create a state of destabilization in society. The new part is that we are openly discussing it. I want citizens to be aware of these risks, and I have discussed with state institutions the need to be vigilant and prevent such scenarios. At the moment, there is no imminent danger of a military invasion, and that's because Ukraine is fighting for its freedom and in doing so, it is also fighting for our freedom," Sandu said in an interview with TVR1.
Deputy Marina Tauber, who is targeted in two criminal cases for "knowingly accepting financing for the party from an organized criminal group" and "falsifying the financial management report of the formation," has announced that the newly created "Movement for the People," which includes the parties Șor and PACE, whose leaders are hiding from justice abroad, will organize a rally on February 19 in Chisinau.