Russia invaded Ukraine in late February.
After an initial defeat in the western part of the country, Russia has made significant gains in the east, including the capture of key cities in the Luhansk region.
Russian troops are hoping to seize the eastern Donbas, the industrial heartland of Ukraine, and secure a land bridge to the Crimean Peninsula.
Doing so would give them access to Transnistria, a breakaway region supported by Russia that declared itself independent after a brief military conflict in 1992.
“We are very worried, especially considering that troops are on the territory of the secessionist Transnistria region,” Gavrilița said.
During the war in Ukraine, Moldova has sheltered around half a million Ukrainian refugees, at one time hosting more refugees per capita than any other country.
Gavrilița on Sunday said Putin’s aggression has created a “difficult situation” for other European countries, not just Moldova. »