The President of Moldova urged the European Union to freeze the aid package in the amount of 100 million euros.
Moldovan President Igor Dodon accused the European Union of providing "geopolitical support" to his country to keep pro-European governments in power in Chisinau.
In an interview with Radio Liberty, Dodon said that he appealed to the EU officials to freeze the aid package to Moldova in the amount of 100 million euros. He said he welcomed the EU decision of 16 May to postpone a minimum of one month's vote on the provision of financial assistance to Chisinau.
"Moldova gets a lot of support from our foreign partners, and I'm grateful to them for that, but very often it was geopolitical support, not intended to improve the lives of Moldovans, but intended to keep a number of corrupt officials and oligarchic governments in power," Dodon said.
reported earlier, Dodon said earlier that the signing of Moldova's association agreement with the EU in 2014 was a mistake. He is also against Moldova's entry into NATO.
At the same time, Igor Dodon strongly emphasizes the importance of partnership with Russia. In March, he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and asked him to conclude an agreement with Moldova on dual citizenship.
Also, Dodon was the only foreign leader who visited this year's military parade in Moscow on May 9.