The Republic of Moldova will condemn Russia for the illegal deportation of Ukrainian children

The Republic of Moldova will condemn the Russian Federation for the illegal deportation of Ukrainian children. The Chisinau Parliament is preparing a statement in this regard, Speaker Igor Grosu announced on May 17. The official claims that the document will be adopted "in the near future".

Speaker Igor Grosu had a meeting with the members of the delegation for interparliamentary relations with the Republic of Moldova from the Supreme Rada of Ukraine, Mykhail Radutskyi and Mykola Stefanciuk, on May 17. During the meeting, the officials discussed the European path of the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, informs the Parliament. Also, the ways which our country can help Ukraine, to face the war started by the Russian Federation in the spring of 2022, were discussed.

The Parliament Speaker, Igor Grosu, said in this context that, in the near future, the Chisinau Parliament will adopt a statement condemning Russia for the illegal deportation of Ukrainian children - as requested, during the visit to Chisinau, by the Vice-President of the Supreme Rada of Olena Kondratiuk of Ukraine. According to official data, more than 20 thousand Ukrainian children kidnapped and taken to Russia have been identified.

Grosu also reiterated, during the meeting, that the Republic of Moldova will participate in the Summit for Peace in Ukraine and the next Ukraine Recovery Conference, in Berlin.

"From day one, we have condemned the war waged by the Russian Federation and supported Ukraine and the Ukrainian people, and we will continue to do so. (...) The Republic of Moldova and Ukraine have the same aspirations - to be part of the great European family, in a world of peace and freedom. For this, together with our colleagues from Ukraine, we are doing our homework to, as soon as possible, open negotiations with the European Union", said the Parliament Speaker. We remind you that the Russian Federation launched a large-scale military invasion in the neighboring country, Ukraine, in February 2022. The authorities in Chisinau, along with the EU countries and the US, condemned Moscow's aggression against Kiev on the first day of the war. During the more than 2 years of war, our country joined several packages of sanctions imposed by the EU against Russia.

More than two years after the outbreak of war in the neighboring country, the Republic of Moldova continues to offer support to Ukrainian citizens driven out by the Russian Federation's military aggression against Ukraine. More than 1.4 million Ukrainians entered our country after February 24, 2022. More than 100 thousand are now on the territory of the country. The General Inspectorate for Migration recently announced that more than 2 thousand Ukrainians have already obtained the status of citizens of the Republic of Moldova.

Ecaterina Arvintii

Ecaterina Arvintii


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