Contents tagged with Moldova

  • Moldovan President Dodon opposes withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria

    Moldovan President Igor Dodon does not support the demand of parliamentary spokesman Andrian Candu that Russian forces should withdraw from Transnistria. In an interview with RIA Novosti, the Moldovan president called this demand an attempt to curry good PR ahead of parliamentary elections.

    “This is being done ahead of parliamentary elections and concerns the internal political situation. It is an attempt to gain additional support from the pro-Europe aligned Moldovan citizens. I hope that …

  • Moldova calls on Russian troops not to participate in the Victory Day parade in Transnistria

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Moldova called on so-called Operational Group of Russian Forces (OGRF) not to participate in the Victory Day military parade in Transnistria on May 9, Deschide news agency reports, citing a statement by the Moldovan Foreign Ministry.

    According to the statement, information about the organization of the military parade on May 9 was published in the local press.

    The Ministry stated that "it disapproves of the decision and the attitude …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine ready to provide corridor for withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria

    Ukraine is ready to provide Russian troops with a corridor for withdrawing from Transnistria, the special representative for the Transdniestrian settlement, Viktor Kryzhanovskiy stated. The diplomat said that Kyiv will provide Russian troops with a corridor immediately, as soon as the Russians are ready to begin the withdrawal process.

    "Our position is unchanged. We will provide the territory. We will ensure the unhindered and safe withdrawal of Russian troops and ammunition from the territory …

  • Ukraine and Moldova sign an agreement on air traffic

    The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine signed an agreement on air traffic with the government of Moldova, Ukraine Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman announced on Twitter. According to Groysman, it is “a protocol that will improve transport and automobile cooperation."

    Groysman also said that a Memorandum on the synchronization of the work of energy systems with the energy system of Europe was signed. Recently, Ukraine also completed the ratification of the treaty with Moldova on joint border …

  • Ukraine ratifies the agreement on joint border control with Moldova

    On Thursday, April 12, President Petro Poroshenko signed a law ratifying the intergovernmental agreement on joint border control between Ukraine and Moldova from October 6, 2017. Poroshenko signed the documents during his meeting with the Prime Minister of Moldova, Pavel Filip, who was in Kyiv for a state visit, according to the Ukrainian President’s website. The first joint control procedures were introduced in June last year at the “Kuchurgan-Pervomaysk” border crossing point.

    During the …

  • President Dodon calls expulsion of Russian diplomats from Moldova an 'anti-Russian provocation'

    Moldovan President Igor Dodon has condemned the expulsion of Russian diplomats from Moldova as an “anti-Russian provocation."

    He wrote this in Facebook in a comment on the decision by the Moldovan Ministry of Foreign Affairs to declare three Russian diplomats persona non grata.

    "I express my profound indignation at the decision of the Government to expel Russian diplomats from the Republic of Moldova. I categorically condemn this as a new anti-Russian provocation," Dodon said.

    The President …

  • Moldova to expel Russian diplomats

    Moldova has declared three Russian diplomats personae non gratae, who must leave the country within seven days, as reported by the press service of the Moldovan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration.

    On March 27, Moldova’s Foreign Ministry summoned Russian Ambassador Farid Mukhametshin. He was given a verbal protest note, according to which three Russian diplomats were declared personae non gratae and ordered to leave the country within a week.

    The decision was made by the …

  • Moldovan ex-MP sentenced to 14 years in prison for espionage for Russia

    A Former MP of the Moldovan parliament, Iurie Bolboceanu, was sentenced to 14 years in prison on charges of high treason and espionage for Russia, as reported by Interfax, citing the press service of Moldovan Prosecutor General's Office.

    "According to the verdict of the court of Chisinau, former deputy Iurie Bolboceanu was found guilty of committing a crime under Article. 337 cl. 1 "Treason", and sentenced to 14 years in a closed prison and the inability to hold public office for 4 years," the …

  • Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia agreed to establish an inter-Parliamentary assembly

    The parliament speakers of Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova have agreed to establish an Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the three countries, Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy stated at a press briefing in Kyiv, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    "Given the need for deepening cooperation in the Black sea area, I have kickstarted the establishment of a trilateral Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia, especially taking into consideration that our three countries have some …

  • Ukraine and Moldova call on European countries to stop Nord Stream-2 pipeline

    The Speakers of the Parliaments of Ukraine and Moldova signed an open letter to the Chairmen of the Parliaments of the European countries calling the Nord Stream-2 pipeline “a destabilizing factor”, as reported by the press service of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. In particular, the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Andriy Parubiy, and the speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, Andrian Candu, recognized the Nord Stream-2 as Russia’s attempt to weaken Ukraine and Moldova.

    "In this …