Moldova amid Russian attack on Ukraine
ALBANY – Thousands of miles away, as Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine that has so far claimed the lives of more than 3,000 civilians, another, perhaps lesser known, country bears a heavy burden. disproportionate to the ripple effect of the invasion: Moldova.
A small country of just 2.6 million people, Moldova is a former Soviet republic sandwiched between Ukraine and Romania. Its location, size and divided politics in terms of support for Russia have made it particularly vulnerable as the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues – and this week members of the Moldovan parliament are visiting the region of the capital in search of solutions and support.