Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht has been received with military honors on a visit to the Republic of Moldova, which borders Ukraine. Her counterpart Anatolie Nosatii welcomed the SPD politician to the capital Chisinau on Saturday. Political talks were then planned. Lambrecht had already arrived in the country on Friday evening. Moldova is one of the smallest countries on the border with Ukraine and has been severely affected by the refugee movements from the neighboring country, but also by the consequences of the corona pandemic and the energy crisis.
Development Minister Svenja Schulze (SPD) recently announced that Moldova would be supported with an additional 60 million euros to deal with the energy crisis. Over a quarter of the population lives in absolute poverty. In addition, the purchase price for gas has increased twelvefold in the past twelve months as a result of the Russian war of aggression.
Federal Foreign Office on the Republic of Moldova