Stepping out of Russia’s sphere of influence

Authors:Victoria Roșa
Date:8 June 2023
Document type:Commentaries

The 2nd European Political Community (EPC) Summit that took place on 1 June 2023 in Bulboaca, Moldova, made history by marking the end of the so-called ‘Russian sphere of influence’ over the Eastern European region. The presence of 45 European countries’ heads of state and government, including the Eastern Partnership partners, send a strong message to  Russia: no deals or concessions could be expected at the expense of the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine or Moldova. Voicing the firm EU commitment to take steps in the direction of enlargement, Charles Michel, President of the European Council, reassured the Ukrainian, Moldovan and Georgian people that they are not alone in their fight for freedom.  

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