The 138 members of the Country Council 2 are remarkable personalities, however, some persons, who until recently campaigned against unionism and belonged to Vladimir Plahotniuc’s entourage, penetrated into the Council. This makes us believe that the Democrat shadow leader would control an important segment of the unionist movement in Moldova.Victor Alexeev - leftist unionist
Victor Alexeev, former policeman, is also part of the Country Council 2. By 2007, Alexeev was a police officer at Tighina Police Inspectorate. The separatist administration of Tiraspol initiated a criminal case against him. He served as head of Bureau of forensic police in Stefan Voda, Deputy Commissioner of Stefan Voda District, Deputy commissioner of Tighnia Police Station. He holds the rank of lieutenant colonel in reserve.
Victor Alexeev head of the Chisinau branch of the Social Democratic Party of Romania, led by the former Prime Minister Victor Ponta. The press on both sides of the Prut wrote that he is in close relationship with Vladimir Plahotniuc. Victor Alexeev is also the president of a new left formation in Moldova, "New Historical Option", which is actually a relaunch of the Romanian National Party, registered in Chisinau in 1992. The political party set the objective to collaborate with European parties, namely with the Party of European Socialists and International Socialists, the party that has collaboration relations with the LDP.
Actually, Alexeev's political activity does not end here. In early 2016, Alexeev, supported by other former police officers, that declare themselves unionists, including Ghenadie Cosovan and Anatol Caraman, formed the Civic Platform "Justice and Truth", which aims to become an alternative to the Platform "Dignity and Truth".
Victor Alexeev, alongside with Genadie Cosovan and Anatol Caraman, announces the launch of "Justice and Truth" IPN Photo
The Platform was not completely disgraced and joined pro-Russian and pro-imperial forces and now they publicly declare that they will stop the European course. With the new government that is legitimately elected, we hope that the implementation of the Association Agreement with the EU will shortly be implemented. We proposed to create a civic platform to communicate with the current government, with the Parliament of Moldova, which will be called "Justice and Truth", Alexeev claimed in a press conference. The former police officer also said that from the beginning he supported the actions of the Dignity and Truth Platform and agreed with all its demands, but soon, its members have "showed all their dignity".
Alexeev was a guest of several broadcasts on Plahotniuc’s televisions, where he toughly criticizes the opposition. The last action of Alexeev and of the Platform "Justice and Truth" was the request to the government on forced eviction of protesters in tents from the Great National Assembly Square in Chisinau.
Anatol Caraman and his links with Cosovan and Alexeev
President of “Tiras-Tighina” War Veterans Association Anatol Caraman is part of the initiative to establish the Country Council 2 and is on position 25 in the list of forum members. He is the co-founder of "Justice and Truth" Platform, guest of several editions of "Fabrika" show on Publika TV. Colonel Caraman has often declared his pro-unionist position and warned about the danger of permanent danger coming from the East and destructive potential opposition. "These are means be used for well planned missions," he said for Publika TV, when police found ammunition in Chisinau. Additionally, he declared that he had information that 15 Russian generals and information security officers penetrated Moldova through various ways. The purpose of these moves is to keep Chisinau under control. "We can observe several enemies in Moldova, but the main danger is the Russian Federation espionage, which aims to destabilize the political situation in the country", Caraman believes.He is signatory of the statement on evacuation of protesters’ camp from the Great National Assembly Square.
Dragos Galbur and his contact with the DP
Dragos Galbur’s name became known during the Revolution in April 2009, when he was just a student at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Chisinau. Even if he openly declared that he was a pro-unionist and that he had participated in protest rallies, Galbur, unlike his colleagues from the University of Medicine, as well as from other educational institutions of the country, escaped police persecution. The only thing Galbur was charged with is that he set fire to a Romanian flag however, he denied it. "It was Pavel Grigorciuc who did it, how could I set fire to the tricolor, if I harbor it in my soul?", Galbur declared at that time.
After graduation, Galbur becomes a resident physician at a dental clinic in the capital. When the DP took control of the Ministry of Health, Dragos Galbur reached without having the necessary training and experience, the position of Head of External Relations and European Integration of the institution.
He is the godson of the member of the Romanian parliament Eugen Tomac, former state adviser on European Policies and International Relations under the Department of the Presidential Administration during Traian Basescu’s presidency. He is also Andrei Galbur’s cousin, who was deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Moldova, former ambassador to the Russian Federation.
Dragoș Galbur has repeatedly insulted on social media famous doctors and people who were not part of the system. In particular, Dragos Galbur came into public attention when he qualified people in Moldova as "good for nothing people."
Dragos Galbur several times openly criticized the opposition on social networks and defended Plahotniuc. "From the beginning, since Topa brothers took over Journal TV, it became a platform to fight Plahotniuc. Well, fight, but write about something else as well, not only about that. There was a time when Filat was not in alliance with Plahotniuc, when Journal posted 6-7 pieces of news about Plahotniuc’s crimes, followed by other 5 telling that Filat was Moldova's guardian angel," Galbur wrote.
Dragos Galbur occupies the 58th position on the list of members of the Country Council 2. PRO TV journalist Vitalie Cojocaru reproached Galbur on his web page "Why some unionists have come to associate with a government that is not wanted by 80-90 % of Moldova's population? Why? I do not understand. For example, Dragos Galbur, calls himself a unionist, but I do not believe him, he works for a ministry headed by the DP, in a government, belonging to the DP, a government that was installed by multiple illegalities and enjoys no credibility. This "unionist" supports unification, but defends the Government ".
Nicolae Dabija to Pavel Filip: "You've convinced us you're a wise man, wise enough for a prime minister"
The writer Nicolae Dabija was elected President of the Country Council 2. Although he appeared as an ardent unionist, there are skeletons in Dabija’s closet. In November 1978, Nocolae Dabija became member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU), and from 1975 to 1982, he was secretary of the Komsomol Writers' Union of Moldova. At the XVIII Komsomol Congress of Moldova, he was elected member of the Central Committee of Komsomol of Moldova, he served as President of the Youth Commission under Komsomol CC, and was also vice chairman of the Moldovan Committee for the Soviet- Vietnamese friendship. He is a former participant in the World Festival of Youth and Students in Moscow and was awarded the Honorary Diploma of the Central Committee of Komsomol in the Soviet Union and the Central Committee of Komsomol of Moldova. On 4 My 1988, in the process of national revival, Dabija claimed his parents in 1941-1944 were under occupation (Romanian, of course) and the Romanian language is a foreign language to him.
In February 1990, "Sovietskaia Moldavia" government daily newspaper published an appeal of a group of intellectuals, including Dabija, who condemned the participants of anti-Soviet manifestation of 28 January 1990: "People! Events in Moldova can take an unpredictable turn, if we continue to behave in an irresponsible way. What happened on Sunday, January 28, prove that lucidity and fairness are replaced by scandals, extremist slogans and uncontrolled actions. We, people of culture, address all the inhabitants of the republic with this call. Ponder over your actions, show political culture in discussions and conversations. No society can solve its problems using violence as a single instrument. This truth has been fully confirmed by the events in Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia and Azerbaijan. We believe that people who understand the situation differently than their predecessors came to power in our country. The Plenary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Moldova is prepared now, it intends to shed light on several things, to assess the current situation, to provide a solution to overcome this impasse. We urge you, people of good faith, be more balanced, do not allow them to lead you by the nose by all kinds of adventurers, by proclaiming unconsidered slogans and only cause disorder and chaos with their demonstrations and unauthorized rallies and - we are sure that they will never lead to the flourishing of the country. "
Like Interfront deputies, Nicolae Dabija did not vote on 27 August 1991 the Declaration of Independence of the Republic of Moldova. Subsequently, he will justified himself by the fact that he wanted unification with Romania.
Dabija was several times accused of being one of Plahotniuc’s men; however, the writer denied it. Andrei Nastase claimed at the "Interpol" show of 18 February 2016, hosted by Natalia Morari: "Here comes Dabija, who was Ponta’s and Plahotniuc’s soldier, everyone knows about it, and says I am a bastard".
In an interview with "Formula AS" in Romania (appeared in no. 3, 21 -28 January 2016), cited by "LA", no. 5 of 4 February 2016, Claudiu Tarziu asked him "The politician Vlad Plahotiuc, also called puppeteer, is he the Shadow Cardinal, the real leader of Moldova?" Dabija replied, "Perhaps, he is, if he could destitute Valeriu Strelet from the position of prime minister just because he did not want to answer his call. As the head of state refused to invest Plahotniuc because of his lack of integrity, he brought forward Pavel Filip, a jester's from his entourage that is known to have occupied high positions purchased from politicians. Plahotniuc, through Paul Filip’s position of prime minister will mean Moldova's international isolation and deepening crisis in the left part of the Prut".
On the other hand, at the meeting that Pavel Filip had with the scientific community in the early days of his mandates, Dabija labeled him as follows: "You've convinced us that you are a wise man, wise enough for a prime minister" .
Is Vladimir Plahotniuc a unionist?
Vladimir Plahotniuc is vice president of the DPM, a party with a center-left doctrine that advocates the preservation of independence and neutrality of Moldova. There is a declaration project in the Parliament “with regard to the permanent neutrality of the Republic of Moldova”, proposed by the communists, but supported by the socialists, former communists and democrats. According to this declaration, the „Parliament assumes, within its competencies, to improve the Moldovan legislation to counter inadmissible attacks on the constitutional principles of independence and neutrality of the country, including by establishing accountability for such actions”. "The government is obliged to strengthen its statehood of the country. The Parliament should give a clear message to the people to support this text," says the honorary president of the Democratic Party, Dumitru Diacov.
An eventual unification of Moldova with Romania is not convenient to Plahotnic given his controversial economic activity. Then what is the interest of Plahotniuc for the unionist movement, heavily promoted by some of his followers and the media under his control?
Surveys show that the number of unionists would be 20 to 23 % of Moldova's population, and if representatives of the diaspora were among the respondents, the number of supporters of unification of Moldova with Romania could be even higher. It is a very important segment, especially in conditions when the Dignity and Truth Platform, as well as DPM and SPRM, declare they support the statehood of the Republic of Moldova. Most likely, by controlling the segment of the unionist movement, but also by exploiting the unionist spirit, the leader of the DP is trying to make political capital and increase the number of voters.