16:10 May. 6, 2016
About 200 U.S. soldiers are in Moldova to take part in military maneuvers
Pro-Russian politicians in Moldova have stepped up their opposition to government plans to invite U.S. troops and military hardware to the World War II anniversary festivities in the capital on May 9.
Some 200 U.S. soldiers arrived in Moldova on May 3 to take part in military maneuvers with the Moldovan Army until May 20.
In a letter sent to U.S. Ambassador to Moldova James Pettit, Moldovan Communist Party leader Vladimir Voronin said the U.S. military presence at the Victory Day events in Chisinau would be a "major mistake" with "incalculable repercussions."