Ukraine's decision to halt military cooperation with Russia may unintentionally rouse the long-sleeping conflict in breakaway Transdniester.
Moldovan Prime Minister Chiril Gaburici says he told Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev that Moldova's "European choice" was not directed against Russia.
Moldovan President Nicolae Timofti has said the country's 4 million citizens would prefer to join the European Union rather than stay in the Russian orbit.
Russia says the two-day EU Eastern Partnership summit in Riga has lost "another opportunity to make a step toward bridging a widening gap on the continent."
The EU Eastern Partnership summit in Riga has revealed a new split in Europe that divides the European Union's six "eastern partners" themselves.
Participants at the EU's Eastern Partnership summit have agreed on a final document affirming the bloc's relations with six neighboring countries in spite of sharp differences on key issues.
The European Union on May 21 reassured its six Eastern European partners that the 28-nation bloc "is as committed as ever" to building closer reations with them.
A last-minute amendment to a draft text by EU members and six of their eastern neighbors gathering for a summit in Riga could spell good news for Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine.
European Union leaders are gathering in the Latvian capital, Riga, on May 21 for a summit with their counterparts from six eastern countries.
European Union leaders are set to meet with their counterparts from six eastern countries in Riga on May 21 and 22, amid concern that the meeting could further inflame tensions with Russia.
European Council President Donald Tusk says Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine have the right to aspire to EU membership but he will not deliver an “empty promise” about the prospects of such integration.
Some 150 people attended a gay-rights march in central Chisinau on May 17.