Fake bombs and failed coup: Moldova smolders on border of Russia’s war

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By Thomas Escritt CHISINAU (Reuters) – A coup attempt, bomb hoaxes, internet hacks, fake conscription call-ups, mass protests: Moldova says it’s had them all in the past year. “We had an explosion of security threats starting February 24 last year,” Interior Minister Ana Revenco told Reuters, describing a catalogue of crises she says has beset her nation and its pro-Western government since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. This small European country, a former Soviet republic, is a unique geopolitical cauldron. Moldova hosts the breakaway statelet of Transnistria – a sliver of land running along …

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