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The decision of the Constitutional Court of Moldova, which recognized the loan agreement with Russia as unconstitutional, causes bewilderment and regret, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Rudenko.
“Perplexity is because, firstly, the Moldovan side applied for a loan, Russia did not impose anything on anyone,” Rudenko said. He added that since November 2019, negotiations on the agreement have been open and covered by the Moldovan media. Rudenko noted that at that stage “no one raised the question of the constitutionality of negotiations.”
Dodon called the timing of receiving a tranche of $ 200 million from Russia for road repairs
“Regret causes a politicized attitude towards Russian credit,” the deputy minister added. He suggested comparing the terms of loans that Chisinau receives from Russia and from other countries and organizations. “Our desire to help Moldova, which is close to us, is sincere, especially when it is experiencing economic difficulties, which are exacerbated by the situation with the coronavirus,” summed up Rudenko.
He noted that some Moldovan politicians put their political ambitions above the needs of citizens of their own country. According to Rudenko, there probably could not have been “without a hint from the outside.”