Contents tagged with Transnistria

  • Kyiv expresses concern over convoys of Russian military equipment moving towards Transnistrian border with Ukraine

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine is concerned about the transfer of Russian military equipment to the territory of the unrecognized Transnistria, stated the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    "The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expresses its concern over the actions of the Russian Federation in violation of the Transnistrian conflict zone regime, particularly the unauthorized transfer on June 14, 2018 of military equipment and weapons for the Operational Group of Russian …

  • Convoy of Russian military equipment spotted near Ukrainian border in Transnistria

    A convoy of Russian military equipment heading towards the Ukrainian border has been reported by social media users.

    "A convoy of Russian armored vehicles, having left the base of the Russian Arme Forces, is moving on the Tiraspol - Ribnița Highway, a few kilometers away from the Ukrainian border. This is the security zone. They are not allowed to be there,"  expert Artem Filipenko wrote on Facebook. He also posted photo and video of the convoy.

    "On June 14, starting at 08:30, on the route …

  • Ukraine and Moldova pledge further military cooperation

    During a meeting in Odessa, Minister of Defense of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak and Minister of Defense of Moldova Eugen Sturza agreed on further cooperation of the two countries in the area of defense, as reported on the website of the Ministry of Defense.

    “First of all, it involves conducting joint exercises both bilaterally and in cooperation with NATO and individual allies, developing cooperation at the headquarters level for the types of armed forces of the two powers, joint actions in the …

  • Moldova condemns participation of Russian troops in Victory Day parade in Transnistria

    The Moldovan Foreign Ministry has condemned the participation of the Operational Group of Russian Forces (OGRN) in a military parade in Transnistria on May 9. A corresponding statement was published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Moldova, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    "Such actions jeopardize the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Moldova," the statement said.

    "The participation of the OGRN, together with power structures of the region, in the military parade is …

  • 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 …

  • Ukrainian Roshen confirms trading with unrecognised Transnistria

    During an interview with Radio Liberty, Vyacheslav Moskalevsky, general director and minority shareholder of Roshen Corporation, said that Roshen Confectionery Corporation sells its products to Sheriff company of the unrecognized Transnistria Moldovan republic. Moskalevsky said "Well, yes, we trade, of course, and not only we; the fact is that we trade with them as residents of Moldova, understand?"

    On the remark that Transnistria is a separatist region, Moskalevsky replied, "Actually, I'm not …

  • Moldovan prime minister calls on Russia to withdraw its troops from Transnistria

    Pavel Filip, Moldovan Prime Minister, during his speech at the Munich Security Conference, said that if Russia "sincerely wants to help resolve the Transnistria conflict, it must withdraw its armed forces and ammunition from the territory of the Republic of Moldova."

    According to him, after that the countries could have "balanced, friendly relations."

    Earlier, the Speaker of the Moldovan Parliament, Andrian Candu said that in Transnistria, Russia is an "occupying force." Moldova, he said, …

  • Moldovan President Dodon: Ukraine can help to find a compromise in the Transnistria conflict

    Moldovan President Igor Dodon believes that Ukraine can help his country find a compromise in resolving the issue of Transnistria, as he stated in an interview with Radio Liberty.

    "Kyiv is an important partner in the 5 + 2 format, which was very active on this issue. Of course, a lot will depend on Ukraine's position," Dodon said, but did not specify exactly how Kyiv could assist.

    He also admitted that during his Presidency he had no contact with his Ukrainian counterpart, and when asked …

  • Moldova to assess damages caused by the ‘Russian occupation’ of Transnistria

    The Moldovan authorities plan to hire an international law firm to assess the damage from Russia's military presence in Transnistria, as stated by the Speaker of the Moldovan Parliament, Andrian Candu, in an interview with the Latvian newspaper Latvijas Avize.

    According to him, Moscow might be presented with a bill which will amount to billions of dollars. "We intend to hire an international law firm to calculate the losses caused by the Russian presence in Transdniestria for 25 years. The …