Contents tagged with Igor Dodon

  • Party of Moldovan President Dodon begins collecting signatures for transition to Presidential Republic

    On September 24, the Party of Socialists of the Republic of Moldova (PSRM) organized the first anti-government action since the victory of its leader Igor Dodon in the presidential elections last fall.

    As reported by NewsMaker news agency, this was the day that an advisory referendum on expanding the powers of the head of state could be held, which was initiated by Dodon in the spring. His decree was later annulled by the Constitutional Court of Moldova.

    Socialists staged protest marches in …

  • Moldova begins collection of signatures for the impeachment of President Dodon

    Deputies of the Parliament of Moldova from the Liberal Party have begun collecting signatures for a bill to begin procedures for the removal of President Igor Dodon from office.

    According to parliamentary regulations, 34 of 101 deputies must sign the bill in order to register it and ensure its subsequent consideration at a Parliamentary session, reports Ukrinform news agency.

    As the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, Mihai Ghimpu, said, the bill has been sent to all parliamentary …

  • Moldovan President Dodon thanks Russia for its position in the face of the ‘provocations’ by Moldova’s government

    At a meeting with Valentina Matviyenko, Moldovan President Igor Dodon thanked the Russian authorities for their position regarding the actions of the Moldovan government, which oppose the actions of the Presidernt, RIA Novosti reporetd.

    Dodon met with the chairman of the Federation Council in Ashgabat, where they arrived for the opening of the 5th Asian Indoor Games. In a conversation with Matviyenko, Dodon noted that there have been both positive and negative aspects in the relations between …

  • Moldovan President Dodon nominates his own candidate for the post of Minister of Defense

    Moldovan President Igor Dodon rejected the candidacy of Eugen Sturza, who was nominated by the ruling coalition for the post of defense minister, instead proposing to the government his own candidate, General Victor Gaiciuc.The Moldovan leader announced this at a briefing held in Chisinau, Ukrinform reports.

    "Today I sent a letter to the Prime Minister rejecting the candidacy of Eugen Sturza for the post of Minister of Defense. Mr. Sturza is an incompetent man in the military sphere, with no …

  • Moldovan President Dodon urges Ukraine to abandon law 'On Education'

    In a Facebook post, Moldovan President Igor Dodon wants Ukraine to abolish a new law, "On Education", over a language issue.

    "I express my concern about the fate of the wider community of Romanians and Moldovans living on the territory of Ukraine," the President wrote.

    He believes that the community of Romanians and Moldovans in Ukraine risk "being subjected to denationalization because of the unfair law adopted by Kyiv."

    According to Dodon, the new law "On Education", adopted by the …

  • Moldovan President Dodon promises to punish military for participating in NATO exercises

    The pro-Russian president of Moldova, Igor Dodon, has signed a decree suspending the government's decision, published in the Official Monitor, to send a military contingent of the National Army to the Rapid Trident-2017 exercises in Ukraine.At the same time, he promised to lower the ranks of servicemen who left for the exercises, Presidential spokesman Ion Ceban wrote on his Facebook page.

    "The government's decision to send Moldovan soldiers to the exercises in Ukraine was suspended by …

  • Despite president Dodon’s ban Moldovan military will take part in exercises in Ukraine

    A contingent of 57 servicemen of the National Army of Moldova is participating in the NATO Rapid Trident 2017 military exercise, which will be held at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Yavoriv, Lviv region, from September 7th to 23rd, as reported by the Ministry of Defense of Moldova.

    According to the commander of the Moldovan contingent, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Markutsi, the goal of the exercises is to improve the level of coordination between troops, strengthen the …

  • Moldovan Prime Minister wants to send military to exercises in Ukraine despite Dodon's ban

    The Government of the Republic of Moldova will seek the participation of Moldovan military in the international exercise Rapid Trident-2017 in Ukraine, stated Moldovan Prime Minister Pavel Filip at a cabinet meeting.

    He urged the ministers to find an opportunity to send a Moldovan contingent to the exercises.

    "The trip to the exercises in Ukraine was canceled a day before. Before that five other trips were canceled the same way. I believe that there is no reason for this. It's no secret that …

  • President Dodon forbids Moldovan military from participating in exercises in Ukraine

    Moldovan President Igor Dodon banned Moldovan servicemen from participating in the Rapid Trident multinational military exercises which will be held from September 7 to 23 in Ukraine. “The participation of Moldovan servicemen in military exercises outside the country is not acceptable,” Dodon wrote on his Facebook page.

    He published a letter from Acting Defense Minister George Galbura, in which the Minister asked for permission to participate in the military exercises, along with the answer to …

  • Moldovan opposition accuses Dodon of treason and promoting interests of Russia

    The Moldovan opposition party, the Action and Solidarity Party, appealed to the Prosecutor General's Office to prosecute the country's President Igor Dodon “for promoting the interests of the Russian Federation and treason,” Ukrinform news agency reports.

    “In breaking the provisions of the Constitution and the oath taken by the Moldovan president at the time of his inauguration, citizen Igor Dodon openly promotes the interests of another state - the Russian Federation. Congratulating the …