the history: Moldova was part of Romania between the two world wars, after which the Soviet Union annexed it. Most people speak Romanian, although the constitution calls the language Moldovan. Russian remains widely spoken, however. Russian Vice-President Dmitri Rogozin said that if Moldova signs the pact, the Kremlin “will insist on revising economic relations with Moldova”, which is entirely dependent on Russia for gas.
the (my) comment: Will this event ignite a new wave of turbulences in the area?