Five European nations have joined NATO in appealing for “calm and restraint” in Moldova, where a court installed an interim president who immediately dissolved parliament and rival governments are fighting for control.

France, Germany, Poland, Sweden and the United Kingdom declared support Monday for the Moldovan Parliament, which was elected in February and disbanded a day after lawmakers elected Maia Sandu of the pro-European Union ACUM alliance as prime minister of a new coalition government.

Russia also backed the governing coalition formed by ACUM and the Socialists, but the Democratic Party-led government refuses to recognize it.

FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 file photo, Maia Sandu, leader of the ACUM opposition alliance, speaks to people during an electoral meeting in Loganesti, Moldova. A Moldovan court has appointed former prime minister Pavel Filip as interim president, a day after a new government was formed following a months-long political stalemate. The Constitutional Court said Sunday, June 9 that Igor Dodon, who supported the new government, was being relieved of his duties for failing to comply with its ruling to dissolve parliament. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)
FILE – In this Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 file photo, Maia Sandu, leader of the ACUM opposition alliance, speaks to people during an electoral meeting in Loganesti, Moldova. A Moldovan court has appointed former prime minister Pavel Filip as interim president, a day after a new government was formed following a months-long political stalemate. The Constitutional Court said Sunday, June 9 that Igor Dodon, who supported the new government, was being relieved of his duties for failing to comply with its ruling to dissolve parliament. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)

Moldova’s Constitutional Court disrupted the transfer of power by suspending President Igor Dodon, the Socialists former leader, and appointing outgoing Prime Minister Pavel Filip to replace him. The president has the authority to dissolve parliament and to call a snap election.

FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019 file photo, Moldova's President Igor Dodon exits a voting cabin in Chisinau, Moldova. A Moldovan court has appointed former prime minister Pavel Filip as interim president, a day after a new government was formed following a months-long political stalemate. The Constitutional Court said Sunday, June 9 that Igor Dodon, who supported the new government, was being relieved of his duties for failing to comply with its ruling to dissolve parliament. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)
FILE – In this Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019 file photo, Moldova’s President Igor Dodon exits a voting cabin in Chisinau, Moldova. A Moldovan court has appointed former prime minister Pavel Filip as interim president, a day after a new government was formed following a months-long political stalemate. The Constitutional Court said Sunday, June 9 that Igor Dodon, who supported the new government, was being relieved of his duties for failing to comply with its ruling to dissolve parliament. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)
FILE- In this Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 file photo, seen through the mesh covering of an electoral advertising point for the Socialits' Party, people walk in Chisinau, a day before the country holds parliamentary elections. A Moldovan court has appointed former prime minister Pavel Filip as interim president, a day after a new government was formed following a months-long political stalemate. The Constitutional Court said Sunday, June 9 that Igor Dodon, who supported the new government, was being relieved of his duties for failing to comply with its ruling to dissolve parliament.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, file)
FILE- In this Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 file photo, seen through the mesh covering of an electoral advertising point for the Socialits’ Party, people walk in Chisinau, a day before the country holds parliamentary elections. A Moldovan court has appointed former prime minister Pavel Filip as interim president, a day after a new government was formed following a months-long political stalemate. The Constitutional Court said Sunday, June 9 that Igor Dodon, who supported the new government, was being relieved of his duties for failing to comply with its ruling to dissolve parliament.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, file)
Vladimir Plahotniuc, the leader of the Moldova's Democratic party, and the country's de facto leader, clenches his fist gesturing next to interim president Pavel Filip, right, as people hold turkeys before throwing them over the fence of the Modovan presidency building in Chisinau, Moldova, Sunday, June 9, 2019. Moldova's interim president Pavel Filip has dissolved parliament and called for snap elections on Sept. 6 amid a months-long political crisis, announcing his decision shortly after his appointment on Sunday by the Constitutional Court to replace president Igor Dodon.(AP Photo/Roveliu Buga)
Vladimir Plahotniuc, the leader of the Moldova’s Democratic party, and the country’s de facto leader, clenches his fist gesturing next to interim president Pavel Filip, right, as people hold turkeys before throwing them over the fence of the Modovan presidency building in Chisinau, Moldova, Sunday, June 9, 2019. Moldova’s interim president Pavel Filip has dissolved parliament and called for snap elections on Sept. 6 amid a months-long political crisis, announcing his decision shortly after his appointment on Sunday by the Constitutional Court to replace president Igor Dodon.(AP Photo/Roveliu Buga)

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