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The Spanish Prime Minister visited Moldova and offered support




As the country eyed Russia's ambitions in the region and takes in thousands of refugees from Ukraine, Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez paid an official visit to Moldova, which borders Ukraine.



Located between southwestern Ukraine and disputed Transnistria, Transnistria is backed by Russia. It separated from Moldova in 1992, when pro-Russian forces seized control. Russian troops have been stationed there since then, ostensibly as security forces.



During a press conference Friday in Chisinau, the Moldovan capital, Sánchez assured President Maia Sandu that Spain stands ready to support his country, adding "we are committed to being in solidarity with the Moldovan people and government at this difficult time."



Sánchez said Spain would stand up for Moldova’s territorial integrity, in a reference to Transnistria and Russia’s military presence there.



3 June 2022

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