Contents tagged with Transnistria

  • Russian troops on the move in Transnistria

    A convoy of armoured personnel carriers was spotted near Tiraspol airfield, located 13 kilometers from the western border with Ukraine, reported Nexta.

    Officially, there are about 1,700 Russian troops in Transnistria. However, the actual size of the contingent is unknown. These are parts of the 14th Army, which was stationed in the region after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

    Despite the extremely small area, population and general economic insolvency, Transnistria holds an important …

  • Stoltenberg: Russian troops in Transnistria violate Moldova's territorial integrity

    The presence of the Russian military in Transnistria is a violation of Moldova's territorial integrity, stated NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a press conference in Brussels, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    "Russia illegally annexed Crimea. It continues to destabilize eastern Ukraine. Russian troops are in parts of Georgia and Moldovan Transnistria. This is a violation of Moldova's territorial integrity, and it is another example of how Russia very often fails to comply with international …

  • Moldovan President-elect calls for withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria

    Moldovan President-elect Maia Sandu said that Russian troops should be withdrawn from Transnistria. She said this at a press conference.

    "There are two parts of Russian troops in the Transdniestrian region. There is a task force, which is located in Moldova without any official documents. There has never been an agreement on the presence of these troops. Moldova has never agreed to allow this group of troops in our country. And these troops should be withdrawn, as well as the weapons and …

  • 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 This armed force must be withdrawn, and the munitions must be removed.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 warns Ukraine that ‘soft dialog’ didn’t help Moldova to retake Transnistria

    Moldova's President-elect, Maia Sandu, recalled that despite the country's decision to choose a "soft approach" in the Transdniestrian negotiations, it did not resolve the conflict for almost 28 years.

    "For example, Moldova has chosen a softer approach. We recognized that Transnistria is part of the negotiating format. We gave local businesses the same trade preferences that our producers have - in particular, the right of free exports to the EU under the Association Agreement. We have signed …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky: Donbas won't become Ukrainian Transnistria

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in an interview with the Ukrainian publication Segodnya that the law on the "special status" of the Donbas will lead to the surrendering of these territories.

    "Everyone understands that no one will surrender this territory, and no one wants us to have our own Transnistria... But it is impossible to solve this question without discussing different options. This issue cannot be resolved without a ceasefire and negotiations," said Ukrainian President. …

  • 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. …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • Ukraine intensifies security measures on Moldovan border

    After a session of National Security and Defense Council, Ukraine’s State Border Guard Service (SBGS)  has intensified its security measures along the border with Moldova in light of a recent deterioration of the situation there. The size of border detachments has been increased, and sniffer dogs are being used, said SBGS Spokesperson Oleh Slobodyan, as cited by 112 Ukraine.

    “Border guards, within their competence, have reinforced the protection of the entire Ukrainian-Moldovan border. We are …