After being harshly criticized also by his ACUM Block colleagues, the Foreign Minister, Nicu Popescu, was praised by the Socialist Vlad Batrancea.He considers that the declaration made by Nicu Popescu within his official visit to Bucharest, believing that the Russian military aggression from 1992 was a 'civil war', was an intelligent one.
In a Facebook post, the Socialist claims that for the first time, a Foreign Minister analyzes the situation from the Transnistrian region through a multilateral approach. More than that, Batrancea considers the Foreign Minister's affirmations as a innovative and objective position. Batrancea praised Popescu yesterday as well.
'Personally, I can tell that the formulations and approaches of Popescu are intelligent ones. He presented reserved, diplomatic and intelligent declarations', said Vlad Batrincea, PSRM MP.
Another opinion shares the former Foreign Minister, Anatol Salaru. He qualified Popescu's declaration as a false and offensive one, especially for those who in 1992 gave their lives while defending the integrity of the Republic of Moldova and the won rights a sa result of the National Liberation Movement.
Salaru also wrote that hopes Nicu Popescu's message to be a mistaken one and not a repozition of Chisinau towards the Transnistrian problem, because only Moscow and separatism would benefit.
Nicu Popescu made the scandalous declaration on Monday, within a common press-conference with his homologous, Teodor Melescanu.
Popescu's words were harshly charged in Chisinau and considered as a betrayal, a reason why multiple politicians, former combatants and co-nationals requested for his resignation. The Minister reacted through a video message on Facebook, in which he recognized that he made a mistake, but even this time he didn't mention what really happened in 1992.
'I used a failed phrase when referring to the Transnistrian conflict. Using of this phrase was a mistake that I truly regret', said the Foreign Affairs Minister, Nicu Popescu.