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Moldovan demonstrators call to restore relations with Russia

May 01, 13:57 UTC+3 CHISINAU

Moldovan President Igor Dodon attended the rally

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CHISINAU, May 1. /TASS/. Participants of a several thousand strong May 1 demonstration in Moldova’s capital organized by the opposition’s Party of Socialists passed a resolution on Tuesday calling to restore ties with Russia.

"We are angered by the anti-Russian propaganda spearheaded by the ruling Moldovan regime. This irresponsible policy leads to undermining relations with Russia, our key strategic partner," the statement said.

Moldovan President Igor Dodon attended the rally. According to organizers, tens of thousands of people took part in the parade across Chisinau on Labor Day.

The resolution says that "destabilization of relations with Russia creates an obstacle for foreign investments into Moldova’s economy." It also stonewalls the implementation of agreements between the Moldovan leader and Russian President Vladimir Putin on returning Moldovan goods to the Russian market and improving work conditions for Moldovan labor migrants.

The socialists called for Moldova’s balanced relations with global powers, accusing the ruling pro-European coalition of "turning Moldova into an appendix of NATO and the European Union."

The party declares as its major goal achieving victory in the 2018 parliamentary elections and returning to the presidential system.

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