The French President pointed to the “recent incidents” in Transnistria.

French President Emmanuel Macron reiterated his concerns about the possible spread of the war in Ukraine to neighboring countries.

He said this while receiving the President of Moldova, neighboring Ukraine, Maia Sandu.

Macron said that “it is impossible to exclude the spread of the conflict to neighboring countries,” pointing to “recent incidents” in Moldovan Transnistria, where Russian troops are already stationed and where explosions have occurred.

“France is still closely monitoring the situation in the region,” the French leader said.

He highly appreciated Moldova’s assistance to Ukrainian refugees. A small, Western-oriented country is trying to cope with the influx of refugees.

Macron called on European leaders to give a quick preliminary response to Moldova’s application to join the EU.