At the meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, the President of Moldova, Igor Dodon, said that he appreciates the cooperation with Russia and does not intend to unite with Western countries against it, the Kremlin's website reports.
"Our position is clear and understandable. We want to be friends with everyone, but we do not want to be used geopolitically against someone else. We do not intend to be friends with the West against Russia. This is my position," Dodon said. He noted that the country's government and parliament have a disagreement on this issue but the situation might change in several months.
Dodon added that he believed that the Russian peacekeeping mission in Transnistria was successful; stressing that it "should be continued."
Dodon also posted on his Facebook page after the meeting with Putin that he had agreed with the Russian President that Russia would give Molodova equipment free of charge. "I hope that in the coming months, this assistance from the Russian Federation will go to the Moldovan cities and villages,” the President of Moldova said.