Russian President Vladimir Putin has strongly backed Moldova’s new coalition government. This new government is locked in a power struggle with a rival group amid a surge in political tensions in the ex-Soviet nation.
Mr Putin demonstrated his frustration an interview with the Mir television station in Russia. He explained how the previous Moldovan government has refused to cede power to the new authorities creating a political deadlock.
The new coalition government in Moldova includes the pro-Russia party of President Igor Dodon and the pro-Europe Acum group.
The previous authorities are dominated by the Democratic Party, controlled by powerful oligarch Vladimir Plahotniuc.
Mr Putin said “we are certainly supporting President Dodon” and the coalition who want to “get rid of those people who have usurped power in Moldova”.