In Chisinau, the American official will meet with senior government officials to discuss with them measures to overcome the energy crisis, rising inflation and the negative economic consequences of the Ukrainian conflict.

From Moldova, Fernandez will head to Paris, where he will lead the US delegation on February 12-15 at the OSCE ministerial meeting on the topic of "responsible business conduct," the press service of the State Department said.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said earlier that the West is now "looking at" Moldova for the role of the "next Ukraine".

According to him, at the present time the president is at the head of the country, “which is simply torn, torn itself into NATO”, while being a civilian of Romania.

After that, the Moldovan Foreign Ministry did not agree with Lavrov's words, noting that Chisinau had long decided on the future of the country, which is "part of the free world."