Latest Moldova News

NATO's secretary-general meets with Zelenskyy to discuss 'ending Russia’s aggression'

Sep. 28, 2023 15:27 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — NATO's secretary-general met with Ukraine's president to discuss the status of the war and needs of troops on Thursday, the day after Russia accused Ukraine’s Western allies of helping plan and conduct last week’s missile strike on the Black Sea Fleet’s headquarters in...

Russian journalist who headed news outlet in Moldova is declared a security threat and expelled

Sep. 13, 2023 10:38 AM EDT

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — A Russian journalist was declared a national security threat and expelled from Moldova on Wednesday on charges of meddling in internal affairs by spreading disinformation, authorities said. Vitaly Denisov, 56, was head of the news outlet Sputnik Moldova. He...

Germany will classify Georgia, Moldova as 'safe countries,' making rejecting asylum-seekers easier

Aug. 30, 2023 07:59 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Olaf Scholz's cabinet on Wednesday classified Moldova and Georgia as so-called “safe countries of origin” meaning asylum seekers from there can be rejected and deported faster than in the past. The move, once parliament has approved the new regulation,...

Moldova cuts Russian embassy staff over 'unfriendly actions' amid spying scandal

Jul. 26, 2023 08:13 AM EDT

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday that it has informed Russia that 45 of its embassy positions in Chisinau will be cut due to “unfriendly actions” against Moldova, as relations between the two countries deteriorate further amid Russia's war in neighboring...

Killing of opposition leader in Moldova's breakaway Transnistria region is under investigation

Jul. 17, 2023 13:34 PM EDT

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova's national police force has opened a homicide investigation after an opposition leader in the Russia-backed breakaway region of Transnistria was found fatally shot at his home, authorities said Monday. The police force said it was taking “all...

Moldova's prime minister accepts resignation of interior minister after fatal airport shooting

Jul. 14, 2023 11:12 AM EDT

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova’s prime minister said Friday that he accepted the resignations of three ministers, including the interior minister, which comes two weeks after a shooting at the country’s main international airport that left two security officers dead. Prime...

Tajik man who fatally shot 2 security officers at Moldova airport dies in hospital

Jul. 03, 2023 17:41 PM EDT

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — A Tajikistan citizen who fatally shot two security officers at the airport in Moldova’s capital last week died Monday from injuries he sustained when officers subdued him, authorities said. The attacker, who Tajikistan prosecutors later identified as...

Man who fatally shot 2 at Moldova airport is wanted for a kidnapping in Tajikistan

Jul. 01, 2023 12:18 PM EDT

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — A Tajikistan national who fatally shot two security officers at Moldova’s main international airport is wanted in his native country in relation to the kidnapping of a Tajik bank official, authorities said. The General Prosecutor’s Office of Tajikistan...

A Tajik man fatally shot two officers at Moldova's airport after he was denied entry, officials say

Jun. 30, 2023 18:17 PM EDT

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — A Tajikistan national who was denied entry into Moldova at its main international airport grabbed a guard's weapon and fatally shot two security officers Friday, officials said. One traveler also was wounded. The suspect was being escorted by officials at...

Moldova authorities say two people have been fatally shot at Chisinau airport by a foreigner who was denied entry

Jun. 30, 2023 11:54 AM EDT
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova authorities say two people have been fatally shot at Chisinau airport by a foreigner who was denied entry.