MOSCOW, October 20. /TASS/. The United States is plotting a color revolution in Moldova in case incumbent President Igor Dodon wins the presidential race, Director of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service Sergei Naryshkin said on Tuesday.
"We see clearly now (following the developments in Belarus and Kyrgyzstan) that the Americans are plotting a revolutionary scenario for Moldova, which will elect its president in November. They are not satisfied with the incumbent head of state, Igor Dodon, who supports constructive relations with CIS countries, including Russia," as follows from his statement posted by the service’s press office.
"Considering Dodon’s chances for victory as quite high, the US Department of State has tasked its embassy in Chisinau to incite the opposition to mass protests in case of his reelection demanding the results of voting be annulled. Non-government organizations and mass media outlets affiliated with the Americans are already propagating fake news about the authorities’ plans to falsify the voting," Naryshkin noted, adding that diplomats from the US embassy in Moldova are seeking to persuade law enforcers not to stop possible street protests and "side with the people."
"We have information that a team of US color revolution strategists is on their way to Moldova. Their mission is quite clear," he specified.
He stressed that the United States continues to flagrantly meddle in the domestic affairs of countries that border Russia and are friendly towards Moscow. "Blatant attempts to influence the post-election situation continue in Belarus and Kyrgyzstan," he said.
"We regret to mention that the United States, who so loudly condemns any external interference in America’s election race, quickly forgets this premise when it comes to Washington’s opportunistic interests abroad. In this case, the notion of a foreign state’s sovereignty matters little. Unquestionably, America is above all else," he elaborated.