The oligarch Vladimir Plahotniuc starts to be seen by the West as part of the solution, not the problem.
The statement belongs to President of the European Parliament Delegation for the Republic of Moldova, the Romanian MEP Andi Cristea, member of the European Socialists and Democrats group.
“The schedule of the meeting that Plahotniuc had at Washington was one of substance. You cannot see often messages like the one sent by Victoria Nuland: Continue in this way and we will support you.
It is clear that through the power he has, Plahotniuc can generate transformations by reforms. He controls the Parliamentary majority. At analysis level, I think he is perceived as rather the part of the solution than a part of the problem. At some point, he said that the problem of Moldova is that the evil is black, but that the angels are not white. There is some truth behind that”, stated Cristea.
The MEP thinks that Brussels will accept Vladimir Plahotniuc as interlocutor, because the European Union wants peace at the Eastern border.
Cristea also believes that there are pressures inside the European Union to relax or even lift the sanctions on Russia, as the interest for Eastern neighborhood is decreasing.