Ukraine has foiled a Russian plot to take over the Moldovan government, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy told EU officials on Thursday, according to Fox News.
Zelenskyy did not divulge whether the plan hat been run directly by the Kremlin but said that the Russian secret services were heading the failed operation, whose plans were intercepted.
"I have informed [Moldovan President Maia Sandu] that we have intercepted the plan of the destruction of Moldova by the Russian intelligence," Zelenskyy said to EU leaders in Brussels.
The confiscated documents contained information on how the plan would destroy "the democracy of Moldova and establish control over Moldova," claimed Zelenskyy.
He described the plan as similar to Russia’s attempt to overthrow Ukraine.
In the past few months, Russian officials have said on numerous occasions that Moldova might be the next country to face Russian military aggression.
The Odessa region of Ukraine has a shared border with Moldova. But Transnistria, a breakaway region in Moldova, is pro-Kremlin.
Moldova has not officially commented on the alleged plot to overthrow their nation.
"At the moment, we cannot provide more details as there is a risk of jeopardizing various ongoing operational activities," Moldova’s Intelligence and Security Service said in a statement, according to Fox News. But he confirmed having been given "respective information from our Ukrainian partners."