Pro-Russia protesters storm Moldova parliament

Hundreds of pro-Russian protesters broke into the Moldovan parliament on Wednesday after MPs approved the nomination of a new pro-EU prime minister, EU Observer reports. Pavel Filip, the new PM, received 57 out of 101 votes Wednesday. Filip is Moldova’s third PM in a span of seven months. The country was rocked by a banking scandal last year in which up to $1.5 billion disappeared from three Moldovan banks. Pro-Russian parties have since been organizing protests and gaining ground in polls, and Moldova’s pro-EU government could be in jeopardy.


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