Contents tagged with Moldova

  • Ukraine and Moldova agree on increasing military cooperation

    During the 2018 Arms and Security Expo on Thursday, October 11th, Ukrainian state-owned enterprise Promoboronexport and the Moldovan Ministry of Defense signed a memorandum of cooperation, reports the press service of the state defense company Ukroboronprom.

    It is indicated that the agreement includes the parties providing services to overhaul and modernize armored and aviation equipment. Also, the parties agreed on the possible supply of Ukrainian military equipment to the Armed Forces of …

  • Moldovan Prime Minister demands withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria

    During a speech at the UN General Assembly, Moldovan Prime Minister Pavel Filip demanded that Russia withdraw its troops from Transnistria, according to Moldovan government website.

    “We call upon the Russian Federation to stop their illegal and provocative actions and resume the withdrawal of the armed forces in accordance with the commitments made at OSCE summit in Istanbul in 1999,” said the Prime Minister.

    He explained that the withdrawal of the Russian troops from the territory of Moldova …

  • President of Moldova Dodon speaks about Putin’s warning

    President of Moldova Igor Dodon said in an interview with Lenta.ru that his Russian counterpart, President Vladimir Putin does not mind if Moldova is friends with anyone, as long it’s not someone who is against Russia.

    "Vladimir Vladimirovich told me: ‘Who you want to be friends with isn’t a problem as long as you aren’t friends with our enemies. We want to be friends and work with you, buy your apples and wine and visit you. We want to sell energy and other resources at good prices. But if …

  • Moldavian Parliament appoints new ministers against President Dodon’s wishes

    Speaker of the Moldavian Parliament Andrian Candu signed decrees on the appointment of two new ministers, reports Sputnik Moldova. Silvia Radu became the Minister of Health, Labor and Social Security while Nikolai Chubuk became the Minister of Agriculture. 

    “The oath-taking ceremony took place in the government residence. Decrees on the appointment of members to the Cabinet of Ministers came into force after signing,” the news agency reports. 

    Moldavian President Igor Dodon was against these …

  • Moldovan President Dodon involved in a car crash

    Two cars from the convoy of Moldovan President Igor Dodon were involved in an accident on September 9, on the Chisinau-Calarasi Road. The president, his mother and two security officers were hospitalized, reports Newsmaker.

    “One of the cars in the convoy hit a truck carrying poultry and turned over,” the statement said.

    The video from the dashboard camera of one of the cars shows how the truck veered off its lane and crashed into the oncoming car of the convoy.

    Igor Dodon and his mother …

  • Russian troops conduct exercises in Transnistria

    Military exercises involving the armed forces of the unrecognized Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic and servicemen of the Operational Group of the Russian Armed Forces in the region (about 200 people) are held at the training ground in Tiraspol, Ukrinform reports.

    According to the published data by the so-called Defense Ministry of Transdniestria, military exercises with the participation of artillery units are conducted "with the aim of increasing the effectiveness of interaction between …

  • Poroshenko expects Moldovan President Dodon to recognize the annexation of Crimea as illegal

    On August 28, at the meeting with the leaders of foreign diplomatic institutions of Ukraine, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko announced on August 28 that he expects the President of Moldova, Igor Dodon to recognize Russia’s annexation of the Crimea as illegal.

    “We now have very fruitful relations at the intergovernmental level. The Moldovan President is well aware of my expectations regarding clear support of the independence of our state, including the Crimea. We expect a firm …

  • Ukraine proposes to Moldova a joint construction of a bridge across the Dniester

    The Ukrainian government is going to offer Moldova a joint effort to build a bridge across the Dniester in Yampil, reported  the press service of the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers.

    “Until now, the connection between the two European countries in the area near the borders of Yampil and Cosauti, which is 100 km away from each other, is still a ferry. This has not been meeting the needs of our times and the real needs of our governments for quite some time. Building a modern bridge is reflected …

  • Moldova: Russia is provoking us

    Russia is provoking Moldova in Transnistria, stated by the Moldovan Minister of Defense Eugen Sturza on his Facebook page.

    “Some think that by making threats you can be a friend. If you climb over your neighbor’s fence and threaten them, can you expect them to be your friend? Paradoxically, this is what our neighbor, Russia, is trying to do, conducting military exercises with the crossing of the Dniester. Such exercises in the Security Zone, with unmarked armored trucks involved, is a …

  • OSCE Moldova: Russia conducted unauthorized military exercises in Transnistrian Security Zone

    The OSCE Mission in Moldova expressed its concern that on August 14 and 15, the Operational Group of Russian Forces in Transnistria conducted unauthorized military exercises, including the crossing of the Dniester River in the Security Zone, reported the press service of the Moldovan representation of the Special Monitoring Mission (SMM).

    Note that in accordance with its mandate, the OSCE deployed its observers to the relevant part of the Security Zone. However, the team was banned from …