Russians entering Moldova undergo a special check at the border. This was announced by the President of the Republic, Maia Sandu, during a joint press conference with the President of Georgia, Salome Zurabishvili.
“The security threats today are higher than usual. We use a filter to prevent people who want to destabilize the situation from entering Moldova. <…> We keep the situation under control and will continue to monitor the situation,” Sandu stressed.
Moldova has not officially introduced entry restrictions for Russians, but eyewitnesses are already reporting that not everyone can enter the country. Thus, Kholod writes that one of its readers tried to cross the Romanian-Moldovan border, but was refused. At the same time, his father is a citizen of Moldova, and he crossed the border with his uncle, also a citizen of Moldova.
In mid-July, at the entrance to Moldova, Yulia Navalnaya was interrogated , after which she was put under surveillance. When she asked why she was being detained and taken away for interrogation, she was told that this was a normal procedure for those entering the country for the first time.