PSDM says the following regarding the irresponsible statements of Mr.Voronin: the Communists are already falsifying the March 6 elections and therefore they will not be legal because: a) PCRM has set up a full control on the governmental, public and affiliated mass media; b) PCRM has launched an unprecedented campaign of black PR; c) PCRM intimidates and pressures the opposition by using all administrative resources; d) PCRM manipulates the public opinion both via the controlled mass media, and through alleged independent surveys;”
Three persons assaulted on Saturday, February 12 Iurie Rosca si Andrei Groza, PPCD candidates for the March 6 parliamentary elections, in the Floresti downtown while they were disseminating electoral leaflets to residents of this city. The three men swore and threatened Rosca and Groza, urging them to leave the city. Even more, they beat Groza in the face. To stop these illegal actions, Mr.Rosca pulled out a gun and threatened to fire in defence of his fellow. The three men withdrew and continued to swear”, the news agency FLUX reported.
PPCD chairman Iurie Rosca described the accusations of PCRM that Coalition-2005 supports the Democratic Moldova Bloc (BMD) and the Transnistrian separatist regime as groundless.
Indeed, APEL confirmed that President Voronin was perfectly right when he indicated the lack of professionalism at TeleRadio-Moldova in late December.
On the other hand, the news agency BASA-Press quoted Sergiu Batog, producer-general at TeleRadio-Moldova, as saying that the report of APEL “has no relevance because the APEL chairman heads the administration of [Chisinau Mayor] Serafim Urechean, a competitor in the [March 6] electoral race”.
Batog claimed that Alexandru Dorogan, chief of the municipal mass media department in the capital, “is trying to hide in this report the shortcomings of the municipal audiovisual institution, which promotes just one electoral competitor.” “This is a mafia of NGOs which lobby for a single electoral competitor”, he added.
Victor Stepaniuc said the following in that interview: “We had always been named as a pro-Russia, pro-East party. We respect the Russian culture, Russian people, but we must have an independent state. It’s time to tell your enemy that he is an enemy of yours, your opponent that he is an opponent of yours; there are times when things go smoother and when things go out to surface.
We will settle the Transnistrian problem together with European structures, politicians from Russia, Ukraine and Romania. I cannot say when. Unfortunately, there are many Russian chauvinists in the entourage of President Putin. I am a Marxist-Leninist, but Lenin was not a chauvinist, he was a personality who promoted the right of people to self-determination.”
Indeed, the conclusions of Victor Stepaniuc make a wonderful correlation with conclusions of Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Boris Tarasyuk, who described the Transnistria settlement as “one of the most important tasks of the national security of the Ukrainian state” at a recent conference titled “Ukraine, the European Union, Russia: Provocations and Possibilities for New-Style Relationships”. “Transnistria is a black hole of Europe for Ukraine, where somebody is becoming rich while hundreds of thousands of people face poverty. I am sure that the existence of this and other marionette regimes which obstructs the creation of the united Europe is convenient nor to the Russian Federation from strategic point of view”. (Based on a story by INFOTAG).