The head of state, Igor Dodon, had a meeting with the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, during the meeting of the CIS Heads of State Council and the Eurasian Supreme Economic Council, held in Sochi.
Dodon repeatedly thanked his counterpart for making several positive decisions regarding the export of Moldovan products to the Russian market and the labor migrants' amnesty, but complained about the Moldovan political elite who did not enjoy the improvement of the Moldovan-Russian relations.
During the meeting, Dodon mentioned that the Government and the parliamentary majority, controlled by the Western countries, make every effort to undermine the relations between the Republic of Moldova and the Russian Federation.
"I categorically disapprove of any anti-Russian manifestations of the Moldovan authorities, such as deportations of dignitaries, journalists and artists from Russia, or anti-Russian propaganda in the media. I will not sign any anti-Russian law, even if the parliamentary majority will vote it over and over again. This is also true for the draft law on the prohibition of broadcasting on the territory of Moldova news and information-analytical broadcasts produced in Russia," Igor Dodon said.
At the same time, the Moldovan president expressed his conviction that "our relations with Russia - the strategic partner of Moldova - will continue to be strengthened, despite all the obstacles that are created."