Foreign nationals posed as tourists in Moldova caught, expelled

Chisinau, Moldova –

Moldovan intelligence said Monday that two foreigners posing as tourists were exiled from the country and returned home for 10 years after they were found to be carrying out “vandalism” to destabilize Moldova. He said he was prohibited from doing so.

The Information Security Service (SIS) said in a statement that the two had been trained in data and intelligence gathering “for the implementation of a plan to destabilize the country’s internal situation” and described “violent change”. Said to have caused what is called. Constitutional order of Moldova.

SIS has not disclosed when the foreigners arrived in Moldova, what country they came from or who they worked for.

The agency said the two had carried out devastating actions, including investigating “various locations near government agencies and critical infrastructure,” and that they were “a conspiracy of foreign political technology and social engineering experts.” It was coordinated from the shadows by a group of individuals affiliated with the network.”

SIS added that it actively monitors and documents social and political processes in Moldova, including protests that foreigners said were “organized in the capital by certain political forces”.

Last Sunday, thousands of anti-government protesters gathered in the capital, Chisinau, to demand that the new government pay full energy bills amid a cost-of-living crisis. He also demanded the resignation of pro-Western President Maia Sandu.

The protest was organized by a recently formed group called “Movement for the People” and was backed by members of the Russia-friendly Shoal party, which holds six seats in Moldova’s 101-seat parliament.

A SIS statement on Monday said Sandu had alleged on February 13 that it was a Moscow conspiracy to overthrow the government and one day derail its course in order to “put the country at the mercy of Russia.” It was also put out after an overview. Join the European Union.

“Through masked violent actions under so-called opposition protests, a change of power in Chisinau will be forced,” she said. It depends, especially on criminal groups such as the Shoal Organization and its offshoots.”

Sandu said the alleged Russian conspiracy envisions saboteur groups attacking government buildings, taking hostages and other acts of violence. Russia strongly rejected these allegations.

In June, Moldova, a country with a population of about 2.6 million, was granted EU candidate status on the same day as Ukraine.

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