Tag: Romania

Hungary Helping Moscow Destabilize Ukraine From the West

March 5, 2015

Staunton, March 5 – Budapest has announced that it has handed out Hungarian citizenship papers to 94,000 people in Trans-Carpathia in Western Ukraine in expedited fashion. The Hungarian official responsible for nationality policy says that this is part of a broader effort to boost the size of the country’s population and points out that two-thirds […]

Dangerous Echo in Eastern Europe of Moscow’s Irredentism in Ukraine

July 29, 2014

Staunton, July 29 – Russia’s Regnum news agency is reporting something that Moscow’s policies in Ukraine have helped promote: a Hungarian leader in Transylvania is now demanding “total national independence” from Romania, a move that could thoroughly destabilize not only Romania and Hungary but much of Eastern Europe. Lazlo Tokes, whom Regnum describes as “one […]

Moscow Mobilizing Moldova’s Minorities and Political Opposition against Chisinau

June 17, 2014

Staunton, June 15 – At a secret meeting ten days ago, representatives of the Gagauz, Ukrainian and Bulgarian minorities of Moldova as well as leaders of opposition political parties signed an agreement to seek the federalization of Moldova now and the dismemberment of Moldova if Chisinau goes ahead with an EU accord. That meeting and […]

Russian Analyst Calls For Dividing Up Romania Following Partition of Ukraine

May 15, 2014

Staunton, May 15 – Russian commentators have talked openly about dividing up Ukraine and Moldova in order to support ethnic Russian communities there and weaken these two countries, but now one Moscow writer has taken such ideas further and called for the dividing up of Romania in support of Russian national interests in the Balkans. […]

If Moldova Joins EU, Moscow Could ‘Unhitch’ Transdniestria from Chisinau, Rogozin Says

May 12, 2014

Staunton, May 12 – The fate of the territorial integrity of Moldova is in Chisinau’s hands, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin says. If Moldova continues to pursue an EU association agreement and thus moves toward NATO membership, “the Transdniestria wagon could be unhitched from the Chisinau wagon.” Chisinau officials have been warned on this […]

Ukraine Liveblog Day 82: Mariupol Remains in Chaos the Day Before the Referendum

May 10, 2014

Following yesterday’s violence, there have been carnivalesque scenes in Mariupol today as looting has broken out, a military base has been ransacked and an abandoned armoured vehicle set ablaze in the street. Meanwhile, preparations are under way for tomorrow’s referendum. Separatist leaders appear determined to go ahead with the poll, despite a public statement from […]