According to journalist Cristian Tudor Popescu, the Republic of Moldova meets the criteria for a Russian attack, as happened in Ukraine on February 24, 2022.
“The Republic of Moldova could be attacked. Moldova is not a NATO member, it has a Russian-speaking minority. So she can be attacked. The question is: what do we do when Moldova is attacked? Romania will not be able to intervene militarily to help Moldova.
He will be able to intervene with the aid sent and it would be possible for some Romanians, perhaps, to cross the border and fight for Moldova, but without a military uniform. We will not be able to support Moldova militarily “, said Cristian Tudor Popescu, at Digi24.
Cristian Tudor Popescu emphasizes that Romania must support the Republic of Moldova’s effort to join the European Union.
“This is the most important thing, not the union with Romania – something I do not want to hear at the moment. The most important thing is to support Moldova towards the EU “, said Cristian Tudor Popescu.
General Ben Hodges, shocking hypothesis: Why Russia will continue to kill civilians in Ukraine
Will Vladimir Putin use chemical or nuclear weapons or not? Could the Russian president be capable of such a move? What decisions will world leaders make this week? These are the questions these days.
General Ben Hodges, the former commander of US troops in Europe, spoke exclusively for News Hour with CNN about the Kremlin’s next move in the war that is shaking the world.
“The Kremlin has used such hypersonic missiles to demonstrate their military capabilities, remember how President Putin boasted about these weapons a year ago. So it is certainly a psychological tactic. The Russians are eager to disrupt logistical support in Ukraine. he receives it from the West.
But such a missile does no more damage than the other missiles, but it is much faster and more difficult to intercept. I don’t know how many hypersonic missiles they have, I don’t think they have many because it’s an expensive weapon.
Asked what he thought would be Vladimir Putin’s next move, given the situation on the ground and the fact that the Russian army was not performing as well as everyone expected, Ben Hodges replied:
“This week or next week we are in the decisive phase of the war, where there is a great potential for the balance to tip. I believe that the Russian troops have reached their maximum potential and in a few days they will not be able to advance at the same pace. They will try, they want to get their hands on Odessa, but I don’t think they have the military and logistics to be able to do that.
This means that they will most likely consolidate what they have gained so far and continue to attack with air missiles in civilian areas, continue to kill innocent people in order to maintain this pressure, to put people on the run, to put pressure on all nations.
What I don’t know, though, is will they escalate with this conflict until they use chemical weapons or nuclear weapons? I don’t think that’s likely. That would put things in a different paradigm, and the United States should get more involved. “
Ben Hodges also spoke about the signal that Joe Biden is sending during his visit to Europe and about the decisions we can expect after this summit.
“This is a very important week. It is an opportunity for President Biden and all heads of state to explain the importance of democracy. We are talking about democracy versus autocracy, it is not just about Ukraine. So all the world’s democracies will have to show unity.
I hope that President Biden will say: Ukraine will win! We will not allow Ukraine to be defeated, we will not allow autocracy to defeat democracy, and then I hope to invoke what President Roosevelt said at the beginning of World War II, that we are the arsenal of democracy, which means that we will support Ukraine with everything it needs to defend itself. You can be sure that the last thing the Kremlin wants is a conflict with NATO, because the Russians will be crushed, “General Hodges said.
Is Russia capable of attacking another European country, such as Romania?
“It’s much less possible than it was a month ago. A month ago, I saw this as a possibility, but the Ukrainians have done so much damage to the Russian army that I don’t think the Russians have the necessary military capabilities, but that doesn’t mean It is not possible, it does not mean that an incident cannot take place, but it is unlikely! Vladimir Little has made a lot of wrong decisions and I do not see anything good to come out of this conflict for Russia! he did!
At the same time, he doesn’t seem like the kind of person who admits he was wrong and takes a step back. Either there will be a political possibility for him to emerge victorious, although I personally would hate any scenario in which Ukraine would lose something and Russia would win.
But I still think we have a chance, Sabrina. April 1 is the next date for the number of enrollments to be reported. So 130,000 families in Russia have to send their sons to join the Russian army to be cannon fodder. If we could somehow reach those families through social networks, through direct messages to help them understand what is happening and discourage them from sending their children to the front. Can you imagine the impact if at least 20% decided that their son would not work? That would be a strong message to Russian society, “General Ben Hodges said in an interview with Sabrina Preda for News Hour with CNN.