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After Ukraine, does Putin have his eyes on another country?

By Andreas Kluth

01 Mar 2023 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

A few days ago, the Russian foreign minister said Moldova looks like “the next Ukraine.” A Bloomberg columnist argues that as Moldova leans more towards the West, the Kremlin will take aim.

Moldova looks like "the next Ukraine." So said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov the other day. Obviously, that should worry us.

Lavrov, like others in the small and shrinking circle around Russia's president, is increasingly reduced to parroting whatever propaganda lies or feverish hallucinations spill out of Vladimir Putin's mind. So it's a concern that he's once again picking on Moldova.

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