Maia Sandu, the president of Moldova, spoke on to households in her nation, thanking them for “opening their houses and hearts” to tens of millions of Ukraine refugees.
In remarks on the United Nations Common Meeting in New York on Wednesday, Sandu stated she represents a rustic that desires peace. She identified that Moldovan folks converse a various vary of languages — together with Ukrainian and Russian — however “no matter our ethnicity” or political preferences, “all of us need peace.”
Sandu paid tribute to all Moldovan households who confirmed “unprecedented solidarity with refugees by opening their houses and hearts to these in want” through the battle.
“I am pleased with my folks,” she stated.
Moldova, which has about 2.6 million folks, sheltered greater than half 1,000,000 refugees fleeing the battle. At its peak, Moldova’s inhabitants grew by 4% as Ukrainians crossed the border, the Moldovan president stated. Sandu stated about 800,000 refugees selected to remain within the nation.
“It’s our ethical obligation as a global neighborhood to proceed supporting Ukraine,” the president stated.
Sandu’s handle comes as Moldova was granted European Union candidate standing in June. Throughout her remarks, she stated is grateful for the help from member states and for the “recognition and vote of belief in our love for freedom” and democracy.
“By making use of to affix the European Union, we wish the world to know we select democracy over autocracy, liberty over oppression, peace over battle, and prosperity over poverty,” Sandu stated.