Moldova has been a target of Russian disinformation since gaining its independence. This is enabled especially by Russian language influence efforts directed toward the local population. Following the start of the full-scale war in Ukraine, the Russian embassy and occials from Moscow have issued numerous statements in regards to the activities of the Moldovan authorities, further fuelling a sentiment of fear among population. Statements concerned the treatment of Russian minorities, the state of affairs in Transnistria, and Moldova’s legislation regarding separatism.
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