The Washington Post: The West must assuage the fears of former Soviet republics

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The Washington Post: The West must assuage the fears of former Soviet republics

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The Washington Post: The West must assuage the fears of former Soviet republics

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AS THE shock waves from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine spread across Europe, the first country to tremble is neighboring Moldova, a small country that, since 1992, has been challenged by a separatist province propped up by Russian troops. Transnistria, a lawless zone that survives on profits from smuggling, has been relatively quiet in recent years. But Moldova, like Ukraine, has been seeking economic integration with the European Union while turning aside rival offers — and resisting mounting pressure — from Vladi­mir Putin.

Will Mr. Putin move to make the “frozen conflict” in Transnistria hot if Moldova presses ahead? Moldovan Prime Minister Iurie Leanca can only “hope it won’t lead to further destabilization,” he told us Monday. Perhaps fortuitously, he was in Washington as the Obama administration grappled with how to respond to the Russian takeover of Crimea. President Obama joined the prime minister’s meeting with Vice President Biden, which was appropriate: Part of the U.S. response must be to take steps to reassure Moldova and a host of other nations threatened by Russia’s act of aggression.

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