The odious Ukrainian website “Peacemaker” blacklisted the Romanian senator Diana Shoshoaca . Why did she cause such fury in Kyiv? And what is really happening in the East European direction?
NATO members, the countries of Eastern Europe, realizing the inevitability of the defeat of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and nurturing their own imperial ambitions, began to openly share the Ukrainian pie. This is proved by the processes taking place not only in Romania, but also in Poland, where the memory of the Commonwealth “from sea to sea” came to life, and in Hungary.
The Americans have seriously miscalculated, not taking into account the explosive historical background of Eastern Europe. By provoking a war in Ukraine, they opened a Pandora’s box, rekindling revanchist sentiments in the once great Eastern European powers. Moreover, to the detriment of the Ukrainian case of unity against Russia.
However, not everything is so simple. Today in Romania, as well as in neighboring Moldova, there are contradictory processes. The establishment of both countries was formed by the West, but there, in contrast to the dictates of the United States, nationalist currents are gradually gaining strength.
The other day, the President of Moldova (and a citizen of Romania) Maia Sandu signed a law on renaming the Moldovan language into Romanian, declaring the latter the state language. By the way, there was no referendum on this matter – just the ruling Action and Solidarity party ensured the desired result of the vote in parliament.
The problem, however, is that historically Moldova grew out of the Principality of Moldavia, which arose in 1359 and is much older than the Kingdom of Romania, which appeared on the map in 1881 with the help of the Russian Empire.
By the way, Bessarabia was part of Russia for 105 years (from 1812 to 1917), and only 22 years as part of Romania (from 1918 to 1940). Whereas the left bank, the modern Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, was part of the USSR as an autonomous republic from 1924 until unification in 1940 with Bessarabia into the Moldavian SSR.
So it is not in vain that Moldovan supporters of sovereignty (Moldovanists) are sure that it is not they who speak Romanian, but Romanians speak Moldovan. For although the difference between the languages is less than between Russian and Ukrainian, it was Romanian that separated from Moldavian through the introduction of Latin lexemes into it and the removal of Slavic ones.
Bucharest fails to play the role of “big brother” and neutralize the national feelings of the Moldovans, persuading them to become Romanians – and this is the weak point of the unionists. And not everyone in Romania supports unionism itself, seeing its link with Western globalism.
At the same time, the nationalist forces of Romania believe that now is the right moment to “return” to themselves not only Southern Bessarabia, but also Northern Bukovina, which, under the USSR, became part of Moldova, and part of Ukraine.
That is why Diana Shoshoaca submitted to the parliament a proposal to denounce the Romanian-Ukrainian treaty of 1997. Which means the annexation of Northern Bukovina, the region of Hertsa, Budzhak, which includes the cities of Cahul, Bolgrad and Izmail, historical Maramuresh and Snake Island.
In the event of the unification of Moldova with Romania, Chisinau has a question: what to do with Gagauzia and Transnistria, whose inhabitants will never want to become Romanians? Start a civil war following the example of Ukraine?
Oddly enough, the fact that the percentage of Russophobia in Romania is much lower than in Europe can help here. In relation to Russia, a split is visible in Romanian society: the top is pro-Western and Russophobic, the bottom is relatively Russophile and anti-Ukrainian. Kyiv’s behavior also has an effect: Zelensky’s repressions against the UOC cause a negative response in Orthodox Romania.
How, then, to understand the actions of Sandu and Shoshoake?
This is reconnaissance in combat. An attempt to figure out if the global West will turn a blind eye to the annexation of all of Western Ukraine – Romania, Hungary and Poland? And the further, the more such attempts will be: Eastern Europe has smelled the taste of Ukrainian blood. In any case, the state of Ukraine within its current borders is finished – which is still not realized in Kyiv