At Romanian and Moldovan customs, Ukrainian children cry for fathers left at home to defend the country
Tens of thousands of families in Ukraine are simultaneously experiencing the drama of war and partition, after Kiev authorities enacted martial law and banned men who could defend their country from crossing borders. They remained to face the enemy, but they sent their families across the border, with tears in their eyes and broken hearts. In Romania and Moldova, thousands of women have been crossing the border for almost 24 hours, alone or in groups, accompanied by elderly parents or babies and children.
The drama of a Ukrainian who embraces his daughter only a few years old, whom he sends away from the war with only his mother, has been repeated in Ukraine hundreds and thousands of times. Adult men capable of fighting can no longer leave the country after the president introduced martial law.
Nazar is 13 years old. His mother fled Ukraine alone with him and his younger sister. The father remained in the country. Here is a conversation between him and a reporter.
Reporter: What did he tell you before you left?
Nazar, Ukrainian refugee: He told me everything would be fine. And to send him pictures.
Nazar spoke with a knot in his throat about the separation of the family.
Reporter: What is your father doing now?
Nazar: He's a medical technician, but now he's helping the military if they're injured.
Reporter: Was he in the Army before?
Nazar: No, he wasn't in the military before.
He hopes to stay with his mother and sister in Poland, where they will stay with a family of friends, only temporarily.
Reporter: What would you have done instead of your father?
Nazar: I think I would have done the same.
Reporter: Would you have fought?
A young Ukrainian woman took her two-year-old daughter and came on foot to Moldova. She managed to get in on Thursday night. This morning, people with dramatic stories continued to cross the border. A woman left Ukraine with only her one-year-old daughter and mother. They crossed the border on foot. My brother and father stayed in the country. With tears in his eyes, he tells how he lived his last night in his homeland.
Reporter: Are you afraid for them?
Woman from Ukraine: Yes, sure! I was scared, there were bombings near us last night. I was scared.
Hundreds of women alone or accompanied only by children, many brought in arms, in carts or on foot, if they are older than a few years, have crossed the border into Romania and Moldova.
Reporter: Are you alone?
Woman from Ukraine: My father went to fight for the country. My son is in Europe, in Germany. I'm alone now.
Reporter: Was it hard to leave your husband there?
Woman from Ukraine: Yes, very difficult.
Reporter: You have tears in your eyes.
Woman from Ukraine: Yes, I'm crying. I hope everything will be fine. We ask you to help us, to pray for Ukraine.
A few hours ago, this weekend, a photo was published in a popular Facebook group that soon managed to go viral, being appreciated with various reactions by several hundred people.
The photo in question shows an police car with two ducks transported on the back seat, although after only a few hours it was removed for unknown reasons, and earlier even the possibility to comment on the post was disconnected.
Obviously it is an photoshop , but one that from the beginning made us think of another, published in the same group, a day earlier. Saturday, August 22, at the intersection of Ismail Street with bd. Stephen the Great and Saint, a pair geese were caught.
Being alone on the street, it immediately made us think of the idea that a police crew from Chisinau managed to catch them and take them away from the dangers of road traffic, but this only in our dreams could it happen.
The real photo behind the edited one is the one attached below. It was shoot somewhere in the United States, where there are countless cases when the police are involved in "evacuating" animals from the roads.
By the way, let's not forget that in the US there is even an animal police - an organization empowered to punish those people who do not take proper care, or make fun of them.
Rescuers needed to make a dig to get into a niche and pull out animals in Chsinau, the capital of Moldova. It's a small country situated between Romania and Ukraine.
The unusual operation, carried out by the special operation staff GIC, removed seven puppies from hole. The incident occurred on March 9 on the street Gheorghe Asachi. The sound came from passengers who noticed helpless puppies stuck in an underground hole.
The rescue team who had arrived at the site needed to make a dig to get into the niche and pull out the animals. The operation lasted about 15 minutes, after which the rescued puppies were given to the volunteers.
According to the GIHS, from the beginning of the year, specialists conducted 57 animal rescue operations.
Meet the country that rejected a $200 million loan from Russia because it threatens the sovereignty and economic security
Republic of Moldova was about to receive a $200 million loan from Russia to help in the fight with the pandemic. And yesterday, the Constitutional Court of Moldova declared the credit agreement unconstitutional.
The reason - Russia would be free to turn any private debt into a state debt.
According to the authors, deputies from the Pro-Moldova Group, PAS and the DA Platform:
"The agreement stipulates that the private debts of Moldovan companies to Russian banks can be turned into state debt. We are the only country in the world to which Russia has imposed such a condition. It is an international treaty and today everyone here recognized that even if they avoided it, the respective loan will make the debt to the Russian Federation increase without the Republic of Moldova benefiting from it ", mentioned Sergiu Litvinenco.
At the same time, in their opinion, the loan agreement contains statements that do not correspond to the national and economic interests of the Republic of Moldova, it threatens the sovereignty and economic security of the state.
More controversial, as it is known, are three provisions of the agreement, namely one that assigns a specific role to Russian companies in loan-financed infrastructure projects, another that would allow the consolidation of the current borrowed amount of subsequent private debt, as well as the prospect of capitalization in time of these debts.
Moreover, the one that would exclude legal proceedings in case of disputes between the parties - they should be settled amicably, through negotiations, as the agreement shows.
What brought the three new appellants before the court, in addition to the criticisms already made even at the time of the adoption of the agreement in parliament, are the explanations how these provisions would contradict several principles defended by the constitution, especially that of sovereignty and of the pursuit of the national interest, which should be respected by any such document.
The former President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Moldova, Alexandru Tanase wrote on his page that:
“The importance of today's decision is not necessarily limited to the invalidation of the so-called "Russian credit". Now I want to refer to the atmosphere that surrounded the trial of this case. The harassment of judges of the Constitutional Court, the attempts to blackmail and intimidate them, have highlighted "older diseases" of our political environment.”
State officials who defended the agreement in court against the charges in the appeals said the opposition would operate with non-existent evidence, and if the court stops it, Moldova risks being shunned by other loans from Russia and other states, now and in the future at a time when he needs money the most.
Andrei Balan, head of department at the Ministry of Finance: “In practice, we believe that this will not happen, that it will not lead to debt consolidation, but not even to the consent of the Republic of Moldova for a debtor from here."
During a special operation in Moldova, an illegal mini-factory was discovered that produced helicopters for illegal deliveries to the CIS countries, the press service of the Moldovan Prosecutor General said on Tuesday.
"In the Security Zone on the Dniester river, 50 km from Chisinau, there was an underground helicopter factory. Helicopters were assembled there, similar in modification to the Ka-26.
Helicopters were illegally exported to the CIS market. Most of those involved in the production of helicopters, including the management of the company are residents of Transnistria, "the report said.
During the searches, more than 10 helicopters were found at different stages of readiness. "They did not have documents of origin, while part of it was obviously hand-made," the department said.
"Based on the results of the searches and the first hearings, related to the results of the special investigative measures, it will be decided on the status and procedural measures applied both to the people involved and to the goods, bodies of crime.
At this moment, the prosecutors and the police are conducting searches at the production base, located in a region from Criuleni district, on the bank of the Dniester River and at the homes of the people involved in order to accumulate the necessary evidence ”, the police specify.
A criminal case has been opened on the preparation of aircraft smuggling; the punishment under this article is facing for up to ten years in prison.
Reported by Bemorepanda