Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov believes that the authorities of Moldova and Kazakhstan should be wary of statements voiced by Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov about Moldovans and Kazakhs as “fraternal” peoples.
He made the remarks on the national news telethon “United News,” commenting on the words of one of the Russian generals about the need to advance to the Moldovan region of Transnistria, which had been occupied in 1992.
According to the official, such statements and activities of the Russian occupiers in the south of Ukraine testify to Moscow’s aggressive intentions.
Danilov recalled that the Transnistrian conflict is the oldest in the territory of the former Soviet Union, continuing to this day.
“The Russian Federation is directly involved in it, it moderates it, keeping 1,500 forces there. Just two days ago, Lavrov said that Moldovans are their ‘brothers.’ Moreover, Kazakhs are also ‘brothers.’ That’s why they need to prepare for such ‘hugs’ that Russians always offer their ‘brothers.’ This may be the beginning of such a fraternization’ in Moldova,” he warned.
Oleksiy Danilov stressed that Ukraine was one of the first to experience such “fraternization” through weapons, murder and violence. “And now it can spread to Moldova and Kazakhstan,” said the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council.