Contents tagged with Moldova

  • Moldovan President confirms intention to achieve withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria

    Moldovan President-elect Maia Sandu intends to seek the withdrawal of the Russian Task Force from Transnistria, reports RBC Ukraine. Sandu stressed that Moldovan government had the same opinion, and its position is nothing new.

    "This is the official position of the Republic of Moldova, which has not changed, and I will continue to promote it. This armed force must be withdrawn, and the munitions must be removed. It is very important to restore the territorial integrity and independence of the …

  • Moldovan President-elect to meet soon with Ukrainian President Zelensky

    Moldovan President-elect Maia Sandu will hold a meeting with Ukrainian President Vladimir Selensky in the near future. The date and place of the meeting are not yet known, reports RBC-Ukraine.

    According to her, she is in favor of restoring good relations with Ukraine. She also stressed that during the presidency of Igor Dodon there were almost no official visits to Ukraine, and Moldova was isolated.

    "I have already spoken to President Zelensky this morning. We agreed that we will restore our …

  • Russia provides multi million euro loan to Moldova

    The Moldovan government will meet next week for a special meeting to consider changes to the 2020 budget, taking into account external sources of funding. On April 10, Moldovan Presindent Igor Dodon confirmed that Russia would provide the previously promised multimillion-dollar loan.

    "The government of the Russian Federation has decided to approve a loan agreement with Moldova. Yesterday there was a meeting of the Russian Cabinet. An agreement will be signed in the coming days. And these 200 …

  • Ukraine and Moldova sign memorandum on cooperation in gas supply security

    On December 13, the Ukrainian Energy and Environmental Protection Ministry and the Moldovan Economy and Infrastructure Ministry signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in gas supply security, reports Interfax-Ukraine, citing the representative of the Ukrainian Ministry Svitlana Karpyshyna.

    "Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure of the Republic of Moldova and the Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection of Ukraine on the cooperation in …

  • Moldova insists on withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria

    Moldovan Foreign Minister Nicolae Popescu said that Moldova insists on the withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria, noting that achieving this goal remains one of the most critical priorities for Moldova. "The Russian military presence in the Transnistrian region of Moldova contradicts the principle of neutrality enshrined in the constitution of our country," said Popescu at a press conference in Moscow after the meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on September 11. …

  • Moldovan President: Russia has provided a gas discount for Moldova

    During a press conference after his visit to Russia, Moldovan President Igor Dodon said that starting from October, Moldova will buy Russian gas with a $10-15 discount per 1 thousand cubic meters. According to him, from January the price will drop by $45-50, and from April  by $70, reports TASS news agency.

    Dodon said that the agreement was reached with Vladimir Putin and it will allow keeping the price low for domestic consumers this year. Dodon reminded that the current gas supply contract …

  • Romanian prosecutor to reform Moldovan justice system

    The reformation of Moldova’s justice system and fight against corruption will be supervised by former Romanian Prosecutor General Augustin Lazar, who will serve as an advisor to the government, announced Moldovan Prime Minister Maia Sandu, lauding Lazar’s past work to consolidate and improve the independence of the Romanian state.

    “Augustin Lazar has shared his experience as prosecutor general, and has also commended our initiatives to reform the prosecution office. I am very glad that he has …

  • Russian Defense Minister: Russia's peacekeeping operation in Transnistria pays off

    On August 24 Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu said that Russia is not planning to stop the peacekeeping mission in Transnistria.

    "If we talk about peacekeeping, we never had doubts about it and are not going to," said Shoygu at a meeting with the President of the unrecognized republic of Transnistria, Vadim Krasnoselsky.

    According to Shoygu, “the most important, vital mission in the region, which was entrusted to the peacekeeping forces, is being carried out successfully”.

    "Perhaps in …

  • Ukraine and Moldova plan to start importing gas from Romania in 2020

    Ukraine and Moldova will be able to import gas from Romania through Isakcha-1-Orlovka connection point in the South Odessa region from January 1, 2020, reports Ukrainian national gas transit company Ukrtransgaz on its webpage.

    "Ukrtransgaz and Moldovagaz, together with gas transport systems operators of other countries agreed on the necessary technical solutions for creating new import capacities based on the Trans-Balkan pipeline system in the South-North direction (reverse through the …

  • Media: 'President' of self-proclaimed Transnistria is Ukrainian citizen

    Vadim Krasnoselsky, the President of unrecognized Transnistria, is a citizen of Ukraine, and he has visited Ukraine using a Ukrainian passport, reports Rise Moldova news outlet.

    State Border Guard Service of Ukraine confirms this information.

    Major-General Krasnoselsky was the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Transnistria until 2016. For the last eight years, he was on a wanted list in Moldova. At the same time, almost every month he entered and left Ukraine using passports of …