On the night of January 20, protesters on the streets of Moldova’s capital Chișinău stormed the Parliament building amid widespread anger over the way President Nicolae Timofti appointed, and MPs hurriedly approved, his new government. Many Western media outlets have described these events as popular, Russian-backed protests against a pro-European government — a sort of mirror image of Ukraine’s EuroMaidan movement two years ago.
But that picture fundamentally misses the mark.
While Russia certainly has an interest in keeping Moldova unstable and out of the European orbit, Moscow is not orchestrating these protests — and the country’s current government is hardly living …read more
Source: European Voice