The Moldavian PM, Iurie Leancă, said in an interview with Itar-Tass that Moldova will not join NATO and will preserve its neutral status laid down in the countrys constitution, thus removing all possible "Russian security fears".
Many analysts claim that, actually, the government in Chisinau is just terrified by the recent Russian invasion in Ukraine and wants to state its neutrality between East and West.
However, Moldova already has a "Crimea" of its own, called Transnistria - a Russian satellite state which declared independence in 1990, located mostly on a strip of land at the border with Ukraine. So, it's really less likely Russia will ever take into consideration Moldova's "neutral status" in case of an armed conflict at its Eastern border.
What do you think the future holds for Moldova and the rest of the Eastern European countries?
Can NATO ever cross the "red line" allowing countries like Moldova or Georgia to join?