By taking advantage of the growing energy crisis in Moldova, Russia is actively contributing to the growing social discontent in the country. This is, in turn, exploited by pro-Russian opposition groups, who organize regular anti-government protests with support from Moscow. This Hybrid CoE Working Paper analyzes the key instruments that Russia can use to achieve its political objectives in the Republic of Moldova. The key conclusion is that Moscow is counting on pro-Russian forces to eventually seize power in Moldova.
A medium-length paper covering work in progress. Develops and shares ideas on Hybrid CoE’s ongoing research/workstrand themes, or analyzes actors, events or concepts that are relevant from the point of view of hybrid threats.