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Moldova: Controlled detonations carried out on rocket debris

Jan. 15, 2023 05:41 AM EST

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Authorities in Moldova said Sunday that specialist teams have carried out “controlled detonations” of explosives that were discovered in parts of rocket debris that border officials found in a northern village near the country’s border with Ukraine. ...

Correction: Moldova-US-Financial-Support story

Jan. 10, 2023 15:59 PM EST

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — In a story published January 5, 2023, about the U.S. Agency for International Development providing $30 million in aid to Moldova, The Associated Press erroneously reported that some of the funds will be used to reimburse the country for previous electricity purchases....

Moldova intel chief: Russia could aim for breakaway region

Dec. 19, 2022 14:46 PM EST

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova’s national intelligence agency said Monday that Russia could launch a new offensive next year with an aim to “create a land corridor” through southern Ukraine to the Moscow-backed breakaway region of Transnistria. Moldova’s Intelligence and...

Moldova suspends 6 TV channels over alleged misinformation

Dec. 17, 2022 13:30 PM EST

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — The broadcast licenses of six television channels in Moldova have been suspended over accusations of misinformation, inaccurate coverage of Russia’s war in Ukraine and “attempts to manipulate public opinion,” authorities said. The decision to revoke...

UK sanctions 2 Moldovan oligarchs charged with corruption

Dec. 09, 2022 09:10 AM EST

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Two Moldovan oligarchs who are allegedly implicated in a one-billion-dollar bank fraud and other illicit schemes have been added to a new U.K. sanctions list, Britain's foreign secretary said Friday. The two men, Ilan Shor, and Vladimir Plahotniuc, fled...

Russia claims Kyiv hit its air bases, fires more missiles

Dec. 05, 2022 18:32 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian drones struck two air bases deep inside Russian territory, the Kremlin said Monday, shortly before Russian forces unleashed a massive missile barrage in Ukraine that struck homes and buildings and killed civilians. The unprecedented attack in Russia...

Enlargement back on EU's agenda at Western Balkans summit

Dec. 05, 2022 11:36 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The war in Ukraine has put the European Union's expansion at the top of the agenda as officials from the Western Balkans and EU leaders gather Tuesday for a summit intended to reinvigorate the whole enlargement process. The EU's executive commission has...

Moldova signs new energy deal that could ease blackout risk

Dec. 03, 2022 14:02 PM EST

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova has struck a deal to renew severed electricity supplies from its breakaway, Moscow-backed region of Transnistria to lower the risk of more massive blackouts amid an acute winter energy crisis, a senior Moldovan official said Saturday. Deputy Prime...

Talks with breakaway region fail to ease Moldova energy woes

Dec. 02, 2022 11:40 AM EST

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — An electricity plant in a Moscow-backed breakaway region of Moldova will not resume supplying energy to the rest of the country after a meeting between Moldovan officials and representatives of the Transnistria region failed to produce an agreement Friday, authorities...

NATO allies vow to back Moldova, Georgia, and Bosnia

Nov. 30, 2022 14:18 PM EST

BUCHAREST (AP) — Apart from Ukraine, Moldova has been hit hardest by Russia’s invasion of its neighbor, the Moldovan foreign minister said Wednesday, as NATO offered fresh support to three countries shaken by the effects of Moscow’s 10-month-old war. Nicu Popescu told The...