In Moldova there is a government.
In Moldova have a President.
They may not agree with each other.
The government is Pro-European and in 2014 signed so-called Association agreement with the EU. This means that Moldovan exports go to EU countries.
But the President Igor Dodon wants to terminate the contract and directed the eyes towards Russia to become part of the Eurasian Union. After taking office in December, he has five times visited Russia.
The last time it happened at the end of the week when in St. Petersburg hosted an international economic forum. In addition, the UN Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez (António Guterres), was also attended by Prime Minister Narendra modi (Narendra Modi) and, of course, Russian President Vladimir Putin. During the discussion, in which he also participated, modi asked whether he believes the Russian assurances, that the interference in the American presidential election was not.
Before modi could answer, broke in to Putin: “you better Ask Dodon. He knows better.” After this present, and among them he himself, broke into laughter, according to the news portal Balkan Insight.
But this remark apparently alluded to the Russian Tsar Ivan the terrible who ruled Russia from 1533 to 1584. Because when he didn’t want to answer the question, he allegedly said: “I will Ask my court jester, he knows better.”
In other words, Putin’s words can be understood as if he considers Dodon his court jester. Media and analysts have adopted this interpretation and now, according to Balkan Insight, called the President “pridannym Mat king.”
“Igor Dodon has finally found its place in history, and one cannot take away from him. His term will end sooner or later, but he would always wear a mark the court jester of the king of Putin”, — writes political analyst Petru Bogatu (Petru Bogatu) on your site in Facebook.
The gap between Dodon and the government became apparent when the government was expelled from Russia five Russian diplomats without any other explanation other than “national interests and state security”.
The President distanced himself from the decision, which he called “unheard”.
“This, apparently, was on the orders of the West, may even be from overseas, and gave it to people who are concerned that finally started constructive and effective dialogue between the President and the Kremlin”, — stated in Facebook.
Russia responded in turn, Moldovan expulsion of five diplomats from the country.
On Friday he met with Putin and, according to the entry in Facebook, expressed his regret about the actions of the government and had received assurances from Putin that the Russian side is no longer taken any steps in this regard.