ATHENS, April 8 (RIA Novosti) - Romania dismissed on
Wednesday claims by Moldova that it had interfered in its
internal affairs and threatened to expel the Moldavian
"This accusation is a provocation. It is inadmissible that
the communist regime in Chisinau is attempting to shift
responsibility for internal conflicts on to Romania," the
Romanian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Moldovan President Vladimir Voronin earlier accused
Romania of involvement in riots over election results in
Chisinau, announcing visa restrictions for Romanians and the
expulsion of the country's ambassador.
Protests in Moldova's capital against the ruling Communist
Party's victory in Sunday's elections turned violent on Tuesday
with 5,000 rioters taking control of the presidential residence
and nearby parliament building. Some protesters called for the
unification of Moldova with Romania.