Acting Prime Minister of Moldova, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration (MFAEI) Aureliu Ciocoi today, January 11, voiced on Twitter the position of the Moldovan authorities on the situation with the storming of the Capitol and the process of transfer of power to the newly elected US President Joe Biden. According to Chocoy, in the U.S., “despite lawlessness, democracy won.”
“The U.S. has always stood by Moldova in building a state based on the rule of law, democracy, and respect for human rights. We have closely followed the developments in Washington and look forward to the continuation of the strategic dialogue between the RM and the US,” Chocoy wrote.
Recall, Aureliu Ciocoi under the government of the Democrats, who position themselves as pro-European, in June 2017 was appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova to the United States. At the end of 2020, he became minister of foreign affairs and European integration after Democratic ministers were recalled from the Kiku government and the PDM withdrew from the ruling coalition with the PSRM.
As TOP NEWS reported, on January 6, supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump stormed the Congress building in Washington. The session of Congress was interrupted and some congressmen were evacuated. As a result of the riots, five people were killed, including one police officer. The next day, U.S. law enforcement agencies detained two natives of the Republic of Moldova, Cristina Malimon, and her mother, Eugenia, among the rioters in Washington. They are suspected of illegal entry and violating curfew. The defendants pleaded not guilty to rioting.
At that time the MFAEI did not react in any way, saying that they did not interfere in the internal affairs of their partners. But the US Embassy in Chisinau actively influences the internal policy of Moldova, and the head of the diplomatic mission, Derek Hogan, openly demonstrates that the new Moldovan president, Maia Sandu, is his creation.
Later it became known that the American court released the Malimon family from custody. Their trial was scheduled for June, until then the women would be free. The release would require them to leave the US capital, according to the terms of their release.