NSDC Holds Meeting to Discuss and Monitor Situation in Moldova
On June 9, 2019, the Constitutional Court of Moldova ousted the president
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Secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleksandr Danyliuk has held an expanded NSDC meeting due to the political crisis in Moldova.
Danyliuk wrote this on his Facebook page.
“We analyzed potential threats to the security situation in the region and outlined tasks on monitoring the situation and possible measures of response in case of its escalation,” he wrote.
On June 9, 2019, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn issued a joint statement saying that “the European Union takes good note of the decisions taken yesterday [June 8, 2019] by the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, including on the formation of the government coalition.”
On June 9 2019,, Moldova’s Constitutional Court suspended President Igor Dodon from the post for his refusal to dissolve the parliament and call a snap election, appointing deputy chairman of the Democratic Party Pavel Filip as Moldova’s acting president. Filip, in turn, signed a decree dissolving the parliament and scheduling early elections for September 6, 2019.