Moldova marks 73 years since Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact which divided Romania into two states
In some 20 Moldovan sites, members of “Action 2012” initiative group are marking today 73 years since the former Nazi Germany and the former Soviet Union signed the “Ribbentrop-Molotov” Pact.
The group calls on the Moldovan and Romanian lawmakers to condemn the Ribbentrop-Molotov Agreement as a redress to the loss of territory and the sufferings the people lived on and after August 23, 1939.
A flash-mob will also be organized in Moldova’s capital of Chisinau tonight at 2 AM local time in front of the Russian Embassy.
The “Ribbentrop-Molotov” agreement allowed Adolf Hitler to invade Poland and guaranteed that the two countries would not fight against each other. The document included a secret annex which implied that Romania, the Baltic States, Finland and Poland would swing between the Soviet and the German influence, being already written the territorial rearrangements.
During the Second World War the USSR annexed Bessarabia, a historic part of Romania, as well as the Baltic countries. The Soviet Union issued an ultimatum and sent it to the Romanian leadership demanding to withdraw their military within hours. Romania had to comply with the demand to avoid a violent confrontation.