Vladimir Putin’s speciality is mixing geopolitics, internal conflicts and geopolitics. Georgia and Moldova Invading russian military forces. Open confrontation between Russia and Ukraine is not just destroying relations between Moscow & kyiv but it is also changing politics in the region by inflaming the dynamics of territorial conflicts with Chisinau & Tbilisi. “We are afraid that Russia will not stop in Ukraine”Josep Borrell, head of European diplomacy was assured.
After the Soviet Union’s disintegration, fifteen independent countries emerged.Six of them, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, and the three Baltic countries of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia, are located in Europe. The rest, however, have a complex relationship with Russia. Belarus is the Kremlin’s only remaining ally. Europe’s last dictatorship was led by Aleksander Lukashenko (autocratic leader).
Putin has been using so-called frozen conflicts for years to expand his influence beyond his borders.The Modavo government, which is pro-European, is in a similar situation to kyiv. Separatists from Russia rule Transnistria at the border with Ukraine.. Russia has 1,500 soldiers here and more than 22,000 tons of war arms. Kyiv has dynamited bridges connecting them and strengthened the patrolling of its borders to avoid being attacked from the southwestern flank.
Georgians see the war in Ukraine as a resemblance to their 2008 invasion. Russia disintegrated Georgia in five days.Declared victory of the invading troops in South Ossetia and AbkhaziaLater, they would station troops there. Since then,Tbilisi, Chisinau, and Tbilisi want to be closer to NATO.Both were accepted, but neither of them appeared in the immediate aftermath. Both governments work with the intention of creating a stronger link with the EU, even taking into account that when the Russian “peacekeeping” forces arrive in a territory, they never leave.
Recent years have seen the Georgian government fear inciting your northerly neighbor. Georgia has not backed the economic sanctions against RussiaThey dismissed them as unproductive, and have remained cautious. Irakli Garibashvili (Prime Minister of Georgia) stated, “We stand in solidarity and with everyone, but we first must protect our nation and our people.” He argued that these sanctions would cause further damage to Georgians in areas like tourism, trade, and family remittances from Russia.Georgia also refuses to shut down Russian aviation’s skies.. Tbilisi’s and Chisinau’s smaller and further distant counterparts fear Russia will leave them alone.
Garibashvili’s political juggling means that he must respond to the unanimity of international community. Georgia supported the UN General Assembly Resolution from March 2 We condemn the Russian attack and demand that Russia be suspended from the Council of Europe. The International Criminal Court will also investigate the allegations of war crimes in Ukraine.
Georgian membership will only increase the Kremlin’s conflict with West. Russia has an easy way in Georgia to destabilize Europe and not only Georgia.They took advantage of their influence over the breakaway areas. Russian border guards patrol an artificial frontier between South Ossetia (Georgia) and Georgia, right next to the Baku–Tbilisi–Supsa oil pipeline that transports Azerbaijani oil to Europe. A heavily militarized border with over 1,700 soldiers runs along the 540 km that divide the separatist areas, which is ignored by the international community.
Putin has increased ethnic conflicts in Georgia, but not Transnistria.. These two societies are virtually indistinguishable. The two sides tend to take positions that are mutually exclusive when it comes to resolving the conflict. Both sides live in a narrative of permanent division and alienation. Few people can envision a better future.
Transnistria Moscow takes a “sponsorship” approach, supporting the region and enriching it through the Sheriff conglomerateWhile trying to keep open doors and economic relations with Moldova, particularly through gas, Putin could be open to a “grand agreement” whereby he would make concessions in these conflict areas in exchange for Western powers Georgian and Moldova agreeing that they will no longer seek NATO membership.
In times of crisis Georgia and Moldova, both front-line victims of the Russian zone influence, require assistance beyond military.. The Kremlin is currently waging a hybrid war in Tbilisi and Chisinau through its covert strategies. Espionage and subversion.