Contents tagged with Transdniestria

  • Ukrainian companies, including Roshen, supply products to unrecognized Transdniestria

    The Ukrainian offices of well-known global brands, including the company Roshen, are supplying their products to the unrecognized Transdniestria. This was referred to in an investigation by journalists from the Moldovan publication RISE Moldova.

    According to the investigation, the Ukrainian branches of Coca-Cola and Nestle, as well as President Petro Poroshenko’s company Roshen, are among the largest exporters of goods to the Moldovan Transdniestrian Republic. Their main trading partner is the …

  • Russia conducts military exercises in Transdniestria

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Moldova expressed indignation at the Russian military conducting regular military exercises in the territory of Transdniestria, as stated in comments by the foreign ministry.

    “According to information published on the website of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, an operational group of Russian troops stationed in the Transdniestrian region of Moldova is again conducting military exercises, the purpose of which is …

  • Moldova refuses two Russian historians entry into Transdniestria

    Grigori Shkundin, Vice-President of the Russian Association of World War I historians, and Dmitry Surzhik, a Research Associate at the Institute of World History of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Executive Secretary of the Russian-Belarusian Association of Historians "Union Initiative of Remembrance and Concord", were detained at the airport in Chisinau on the evening of November 2, according to RBC news agency.

    "Four scientists from Russia were to take part in a conference, ‘The Russian …

  • Former president of Transdniestria has secretly fled to Moldova

    Yevgeny Shevchuk, the former president of the unrecognized Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (PMR), has secretly left the country, as reported on Wednesday, June 28, on Facebook by the speaker of the PMR Supreme Council, Alexander Shcherba.

    "During the night, he crossed the Dniester River on a vessel and reached Moldova," the chairman of the Transnistrian parliament wrote.

    According to Shcherba, the former leader of Transdniestria was to attend a session of the Supreme Council which was …

  • Moldova protests Russian exercises in Transnistria

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Moldova expressed discontent with Russian diplomats concerning recent exercises conducted by Russian troops in the territory of Transnistria.

    On 18 August, the Ministry gave a statement indicating that the exercises are "illegal, provocative and inadmissible." The statement notes that the exercises are focused on "undermining the sovereignty and territorial integrity" of Moldova.

    The Ministry reiterated Chisinau’s demand that Russia withdraw its troops and …

  • Moldovan Prime Minister says his country needs the West's help to fight Russian propaganda

    In an article written for The Hill, Moldovan Prime Minister Pavel Filip said that his country needs the help and support of western partners to counter the effects of Russian propaganda, especially on the eve of Moldova’s presidential elections.

    “In 10 weeks, Moldova's voters will elect a new President who favors either remaining on the pro-Western government's path toward the European Union (EU) or veering more closely toward Russia's orbit,” Filip wrote. “I am pleased to say that through …

  • In Transnistria, denial of Russia's 'positive role' in maintaining peace is a criminal offense

    Criminal punishment for denial or distortion of Russia’s positive role in maintaining peace in Transnistria has been introduced in the unrecognized Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (PMR), as reported by the press service of Transnistrian president Yevgeny Shevchuk.

    According to the press service, the relevant amendments to the Criminal Code have been approved by the head of PMR. Earlier in June, they were approved by the parliament on the initiative of Chairman of the Supreme Council of the …

  • President of Moldova called on the EU and US to continue sanctions against Russia

    The President of Moldova, Nicolae Timofti, called on the European Union and the United States of America to extend sanctions against Russia.

    During a meeting on Saturday with the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Bohuslav Sobotka, who arrived to Chisinau on a visit, the President of Moldova recalled that the separatist region of his country, Transnistria, was the Kremlin’s "first experiment" in instigating a Pro-Russian separatist conflict.

    Moscow supported the separatists in Transnistria …

  • Moldova deployed military police units to the security zone

    Moldova has deployed, without warning, Carabinieri units into the so-called security zone. According to RIA Novosti, this was reported by the Co-chairman of the Joint Control Commission (JCC), Oleg Belyakov, at a meeting of the Transnistria Security Council.

    “On the 1st of May 2016, the Republic of Moldova unilaterally deployed Carabinieri law enforcement units to the security zone. The number of these units is currently being investigated,” Belyakov said.

    According to him, these actions …

  • Moldovan Defense Minister: Russia is the only country that doesn’t respect our neutrality

    The Minister of Defense of the Republic of Moldova, Anatol Şalaru, stated that Russia is the only country that doesn’t respect Moldova’s neutrality, Newsmaker reported. The statement was Şalaru’s response to the scandal caused by the Ministry’s decision to deploy NATO military equipment on the main square of the country on the 9th of May. According to Şalaru, it was only a memorial tribute.

    “We were told that we can’t have fun on that day, that we may only pay tribute to the memory. There was …