GA / MOLDOVA SANDU

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The President of the Republic of Moldova, Maia Sandu, said, “we are not facing an imminent military threat, unlike our Ukrainian friends and neighbours, but every day we are countering Russia’s hybrid assault.” UNIFEED

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STORY: GA / MOLDOVA SANDU
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DATELINE: 20 SEPTEMBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY

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1. Wide shot, UN flag
2. Pan right, President of the Republic of Moldova walking to GA rostrum
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Maia Sandu, President, Republic of Moldova:
“We are not facing an imminent military threat, unlike our Ukrainian friends and neighbours, but every day we are countering Russia’s hybrid assault. Russia has teamed up with corrupt crooks to destabilise us. Their hybrid toolbox includes energy blackmail, support for separatism, sponsoring mass anti-government protests, cyber attacks and disinformation campaigns. They also tried to overthrow our democratically elected government. But each time, they have failed.”
4. Med shot, Moldova’s delegation
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Maia Sandu, President, Republic of Moldova:
“Against all odds, we preserved peace across all of Moldova, including in the breakaway Transnistrian region, where Russian troops are stationed illegally and where concerns about human rights violations are deeply worrying. Our commitment to a peaceful resolution remains steadfast. And I call here today for the unconditional withdrawal of those Russian forces.”
6. Wide shot, Sandu at GA rostrum
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Maia Sandu, President, Republic of Moldova:
“The success or downfall of one democracy resonates globally. When one thrives, it inspires hope in others; when one falters, it risks a domino effect. Today, the fight for democracy anywhere is a fight for democracy everywhere.”
8. Med shot, delegation applause

STORYLINE:

The President of the Republic of Moldova, Maia Sandu, said, “we are not facing an imminent military threat, unlike our Ukrainian friends and neighbours, but every day we are countering Russia’s hybrid assault.”

Addressing the General Debate of the 78th Session of the General Assembly today (20 Sep), she said, “Russia has teamed up with corrupt crooks to destabilise us. Their hybrid toolbox includes energy blackmail, support for separatism, sponsoring mass anti-government protests, cyber attacks and disinformation campaigns. They also tried to overthrow our democratically elected government. But each time, they have failed.”

Sandu added, “Against all odds, we preserved peace across all of Moldova, including in the breakaway Transnistrian region, where Russian troops are stationed illegally and where concerns about human rights violations are deeply worrying. Our commitment to a peaceful resolution remains steadfast.”

She continued, “and I call here today for the unconditional withdrawal of those Russian forces.”

President Sandu also said, “the success or downfall of one democracy resonates globally. When one thrives, it inspires hope in others; when one falters, it risks a domino effect.”

She concluded, “today, the fight for democracy anywhere is a fight for democracy everywhere.”
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