That’s according to Mykhailo Podolyak, the adviser to the head of the Ukrainian President’s Office.
“Attempts of RF to destabilize Moldova and commit a coup d'état – are yet another proof of a true nature of Russian expansionist state and its enormous appetites,” Podolyak tweeted.
The advisor added that anyone seeking a "settlement" with Russia must remember this.
He referred to Russia as a “pathogen”, adding that trying to tackle its symptoms only will not resolve the problem.
The only option, he added, is to “get rid of a pathogen.”
As Ukrinform reported earlier, President Maia Sandu of Moldova spoke of Russia’s plans to organize a coup in the country, involving opposition protests and engaging participants with military training, as well as citizens of the Russian Federation, Belarus, Serbia, and Montenegro, to attack government buildings and topple the government.
According to Sandu, this is not the first time Russia intends to destabilize Moldova. Such attempts were made last autumn, but thanks to the prompt intervention of the Moldovan authorities, they were foiled, the president said.
Earlier, President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine during his speech at a special meeting of the European Council last week said that Ukraine intercepted Russia's plan to destabilize the political situation in Moldova.