Poland, the Baltic States, and Moldova are all on the Kremlin’s “target list”, but another Russian invasion won’t happen in the near future, Polish Deputy Foreign Minister, Pavel Yablonsky, said in an interview with Polish radio station RMF FM on Dec. 22.
According to Yablonsky, Moldova is under constant threat from Moscow, and Russian dictator Vladimir Putin would like to invade the country. However, Yablonsky is convinced a Russian attack on Moldova in the near future is unlikely due to Russia's military failures in Ukraine.
“Because Russia is unable to deal with what it started in Ukraine, it is on the defensive… it seems rather unlikely that there will be any offensive on Moldova in the coming days or weeks,” said Yablonsky.
The official believes that Poland and the Baltics are also on Russia's list of targets for aggression.
“These ambitions and the voracious appetite of the Russian tyrant to crave territorial control over the widest part of the globe, from our point of view, look irrational,” he said.
He added that Russia could still use economic and diplomatic leverage to try and weaken the countries it ultimately seeks to dominate.
On Dec. 19, the Director of the Information Security Service of Moldova, Alexandru Musteata, said that Russia could launch a new offensive against Moldova in early 2023.