Russia-backed actors were specially trained to cause mass unrest during a protest in the capital against the country’s new pro-Western government.
The small Western-leaning former Soviet republic is coping with an influx of refugees from Ukraine and warily watching Russia’s intensifying aggression
"Maybe it is a sin even to be a woman?" asked Maia Sandu.
An unrecognized breakaway Republic sandwiched between Moldova and Ukraine, it has been called the most lawless place in Europe and is rumored to be a thriving transit zone for arms and human trafficking.