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ODF asks the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs about cooperation with Moldova

On 14 February 2019, the Open Dialogue Foundation asked the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jacek Czaputowicz, to disclose public information on cooperation with the Moldovan authorities. As the few independent Moldovan media pointed out, the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs supposedly discussed the case of Lyudmyla Kozlovska with his Moldovan counterpart during the OSCE Ministerial Council in December 2018.

In the request, Bartosz Kramek, the Head of the Foundation Board, asks among other things about the exact scope of talks related to the President of the Foundation expelled from the EU at the request of the Polish authorities, about the Minister’s position on the alleged funding by the Open Dialogue Foundation of Moldovan opposition, and about the documents used and transferred in this context.

“To what extent, in the period from August 2018 to 8 February 2019, did the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs cooperate and exchange information with Moldovan structures on the Open Dialogue Foundation and on Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the Management Board of the Foundation? Was the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in contact with the Moldovan Parliament in connection with the work of the special parliamentary committee of inquiry appointed to investigate “the impact of the Open Dialogue Foundation on the internal situation in Moldova” and the Foundation’s relations with the democratic opposition in that country? What information and documents were passed on and received from the Moldovan side? Were these documents transmitted to the Polish services (in particular to the Internal Security Agency /ABW) before a decision was taken to include Lyudmyla Kozlovska’s data in SIS II?” – reads the request.

The letter also asks questions about the activities of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to correct the information published in the Moldovan press concerning the cooperation of Polish services with Moldovan structures in the case of the Open Dialogue Foundation and/or Lyudmyla Kozlovska, to the detriment of the pro-European opposition groups in Moldova led by Andrei Năstase and Maia Sandu.

Let us remember that the influence of Moldova and Kazakhstan on Polish propaganda had already been reported on by the and the Dziennik Gazeta Prawna.

Illustrative photo from the homepage – Tymon Markowski/Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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