US intelligence chief does not believe the ruling coalition of Moldova
The coalition will seek to limit Russia's influence, says department head Daniel Coates.
The ruling coalition of Moldova is not going to realize real reforms in the republic, even if it wins at the upcoming elections at the end of the year. This opinion was expressed on Tuesday by the director of National Intelligence of the USA, Daniel Coates.
"The pro-European ruling coalition of Moldova, if it does not fail at the elections scheduled for November, will probably seek to limit Russia's influence and preserve the semblance of European reforms, avoiding changes that could damage its power," says Coates at the hearings in the special committee on intelligence of the US Congress Senate.
According to Coates, the current government in Chisinau is likely to begin implementing the association agreement between the EU and Moldova "against the will of President Igor Dodon, who is openly pro-Russian and supported by Russia."
Negotiations on a settlement in Transnistria "will continue, but progress is likely to be limited to small issues," the head of the US National Intelligence department predicts.
Date: 15:08 14/02/2018