Moldovan President Maia Sandu spoke directly to families in her country, thanking them for “opening their homes and hearts” to millions of refugees from Ukraine.
In remarks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Wednesday, Sandu said she represents a country that wants peace. He pointed out that Moldovans speak diverse languages - including Ukrainian and Russian – but “regardless of our ethnicity” or political preferences, “we all want peace.”
Sandu paid tribute to all the Moldovan families who during the war “showed unprecedented solidarity with the refugees and generously offered their homes and those in need”.
He said that I am proud of my people.
Moldova, which has a population of about 2.6 million, hosted more than half a million refugees fleeing the war. At its peak, Moldova’s population grew by 4 percent as Ukrainians crossed the border, Moldova’s president said. About 800,000 refugees chose to stay in the country, Sandhu said.
The president said that it is our moral duty as an international community to continue supporting Ukraine.
The address of Sandu is similar to that of Moldova. The European Union was given candidate status. in June. During his remarks, he said he was grateful for member states’ support and “vote of confidence and recognition of our love for freedom” and democracy.
“By applying to join the European Union, we want the world to know that we choose democracy over dictatorship, freedom over oppression, peace over war, and prosperity over poverty,” Sandhu said.