US ready to supply arms to Ukrainian neighbor – congressman — Analysis

The chair of the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs suggests that authorities in Moldova first request weapon delivery.

The US is ready to supply weapons to Moldova and the issue is currently being discussed with the country’s authorities, Gregory Meeks, who chairs the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs, has said.

On Saturday, he made the statement at Chisinau’s news conference. There he was part of a group of US legislators who arrived in Chisinau to hold talks with officials from Moldova.

“My position is that we need to talk to the government of Moldova. We’ve got to make sure that we are in agreement upon what needs to take place,”New York Democrat made the comment about the possibility of US arms being sent to the ex-Soviet republic.

“I don’t want to overstep what the Moldovan leadership is asking and requesting. I think there needs to be a dialogue, a conversation between our two countries,”He added.

UK in talks to arm Ukraine's neighbor

“The US will stand with Moldova,”Meeks said that this unity and collaboration were why they exist “Ukraine has been successful and this region will be successful.”

Liz Truss (UK Foreign Secretary) revealed on Friday that London had also been in negotiations with its allies, with the aim of seeing Moldova “equipped to NATO standard.” The small nation could become a victim of Vladimir Putin’s “ambitions to create a greater Russia,”Sie claimed.

Moldova is home to 2.6 millions people and lies between Ukraine, Romania, and Romania. Having neutrality enshrined in its constitution, it’s not a member of the EU or NATO, and is considered one of Europe’s poorest countries.

There have been several explosions and provocations during the conflict between Russia, Ukraine and Transnistria. This region, which was an independent country from Chisinau, declared its independence in 1990. This region is located along the Ukrainian border and has strong ties to Moscow. It also hosts Russian peacekeepers.

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Kiev offered help to Chisinau in late April “capture”Transnistria by force “[We] would have managed somehow,”Alexey Arestovich was a consultant to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zilensky. However, he stated that this operation would only be possible if requested by the Moldovan authorities.

Chisinau denied the offer, insisting on that “the settlement of the Transnistrian issue can be achieved by political means and only on the basis of a peaceful solution.”



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