European foreign ministers have called for the EU to sanction oligarchs involved in alleged destabilization attempts in Moldova and Georgia due to increasing fears of Russian interference.
The meetings were held amid food and energy cost rises bringing protesters onto Moldova's streets.
Pro-Russian politicians have disputed the claims that life in the country is becoming difficult due to interference.
The EU foreign ministers have called for the union to impose sanctions on oligarchs allegedly involved in destabilisation events in Moldova and Georgia, with concerns of Russian interference.
French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna stated that "these two countries…might justify that we start considering to target those responsible for these attempts".
Meanwhile, the Moldovan government has accused foreign forces of spreading propaganda, undermining their efforts in tackling the rise in energy costs affecting the country.
Moscow and Putin supporters have denied accusations of interference, with Marina Tauber of the ŞOR party stating that "we…don't feel this [Russian] interference."