- Apr 2017
Most countries don't like losing territory, it is a sign of weakness that may invite further attack. Look at Poland after the first partition, it lead to a second and third.Why exactly should Moldova care about these two regions, though? I mean, the former is already out of its control and the latter is probably economically worthless.
Also Moldova is a former Soviet state, Russia doesn't want anymore states to fall into western orbit. And again Moldova feels like its own country now, like Macedonia, Cyprus, Montenegro, Austria and others.