Sandu appreciated Moldova's chance to join the EU and maintain relations with Russia

Answering & nbsp; a question about & nbsp; how Russia will react to & nbsp; Moldova's steps towards & nbsp; & laquo; European integration; & nbsp; The fact that & nbsp; we & nbsp; want to move forward does not & nbsp; mean that & nbsp; we & nbsp; cannot & nbsp; have constructive and & nbsp; pragmatic relations with the & nbsp; Russian Federation.

The President indicated that there are EU countries that support with Russia a good relationship. Sandu noted that she considers the dialogue between Moscow and Brussels to be important.

According to the & nbsp; President of Moldova, she does not & nbsp; plan the republic's entry into & nbsp; NATO: & nbsp; Our constitution says that & nbsp; we & nbsp; a neutral country, its & nbsp; nobody & nbsp; ; changed. There are no such initiatives now. We & nbsp; do not & nbsp; pose any military threat.

On December 14 & nbsp; in & nbsp; interview with Reuters, Sandu said that & nbsp; Moldova seeks to join the & nbsp; EU & nbsp; EU & quot; as soon as possible & quot; and & nbsp; Russia knows about & nbsp; this. “We & nbsp; will insist & nbsp; that & nbsp; is our choice [to join the & nbsp; EU], and & nbsp; we & nbsp; would like & nbsp; to see other countries respect this choice & nbsp; & nbsp; & mdash; She emphasized.

In & nbsp; April 2014, Moldovan citizens received the right to visa-free entry to the & nbsp; European Union, and & nbsp; in & nbsp; June of that & nbsp; & nbsp; year, the country signed an agreement on & nbsp; association and & nbsp; creation of a free trade zone with & nbsp; … Soon after that, Russia introduced customs duties on & nbsp; import of agricultural products from & nbsp; Moldova.

Moldova and & nbsp; NATO in & nbsp; 2006 signed an individual partnership plan, in & nbsp; 2017 in & nbsp; Chisinau opened a Bureau for & nbsp; relations & nbsp; The North Atlantic Alliance.



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