“The United States continues to meddle without restraint in the internal affairs of a Moscow-friendly country. Today we see that the Americans are orchestrating a revolutionary scenario for the Republic of Moldova in November “, said the head of SVR, Sergei Narishkin, quoted in a communiqué.
According to AFP, the two main candidates in the presidential elections in the Republic of Moldova are the incumbent president, the pro-Russian Igor Dodon, and the former head of government, the pro-European Maia Sandu.
In recent years, the two camps have alternated in power and important post-election protest movements have taken place in the Republic of Moldova, notes AFP.
Without evidence, Narishkin accuses the US State Department of encouraging the opposition to hold “mass protests” after the election.
In a statement, the SVR also said that the United States had already tried to “grossly influence the post-election situation in Belarus and Kyrgyzstan.”
Following the August 9th presidential election, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is facing an unprecedented protest. The 26-year-old leader in Minsk is accused of polling fraud and is accused of violently repressing the opposition. According to Lukashenko and the Putin regime, the West is behind these protests.
Violent protests have recently forced the resignation of Kyrgyzstan’s pro-Russian president, Sooronbai Jeenbekov, following legislative elections marked by vote-buying. Jeenbekov did not accuse foreign forces of being behind his removal and gave his place to a reputed nationalist politician, Sadir Japarov, AFP reports.
The ex-Soviet space went through numerous riots, revolutions and large-scale protest movements after fraudulent elections and which favored authoritarian or corrupt regimes, as happened in Georgia (2003), Ukraine (2004-2005 and 2014), Kyrgyzstan (2005). , 2010, 2020), the Republic of Moldova (2009), Armenia (2008 and 2018) and Belarus (2020).
Moscow described all these protests as “colorful revolutions” and systematically saw in them the “hand of the West”, which would thus try to destabilize a region that Russia wants under its influence.
At the same time, Russia opposed all democratic forces in the region and thwarted any attempt at development.