High probability of coup in Moldova
Moldova faces high probability of a coup initiated by pro-Russian forces, under the coordination of special services of the Russian Federation.
“Destabilization in Moldova could escalate into another regional hotbed of tension, which would also include part of Ukraine’s Odessa region. The attempts are also possible to destabilize the situation in Romania on ethnic grounds. “The scenario of force in Moldova could actualize the issue of expediency of the Russian military contingent on the territory of Transnistria and strengthen their presence.
The report stresses that a new expert of the Russian Institute of Strategic Studies George Menyailo arrived in Tiraspol on December 2015 “to revitalize the Dniester and Prut Center of the RISS." It should be noted that the RISS, under the leadership of Lieutenant-General of the Russian SVR Foreign Intelligence Service Leonid Reshetnikov was among the developers of the concept of Crimea’s annexation and occupation of Donbas. Previously, the Moldovan authorities deported two other employees of the RISS, which is evident of the fact that Moldovan security forces obtained evidence of the organization’s subversive activities. Read more...