What is Gagauzia, a area of Moldova the place Putin is sowing dysfunction? | EUROtoday

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PFor the photograph, he hesitates. Should he pose in entrance of the statue of Lenin? “I don’t really like this monument,” he stated, trying on the revolutionary chief wearing his overcoat and cap. It’s previously, after which I concern that Interpol will situation an arrest warrant towards me,” he smiles. He fastens the button of his barely tight jacket, adjusts his sun shades on his shaved temples and lets himself be photographed in entrance of the yellow constructing of the regional administration, a stone’s throw from a phone retailer and a figurine vendor. Pikachu.

Viktor Petrov, 48, is an agent of the FSB (previously KGB). At least that is what his acquaintances say. He can also be the vice-governor of Gagauzia, an autonomous area of Moldova, a territory of 140,000 inhabitants, barely extra…