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 everything will be perceived as such by Russia, not as Moldova’s position as a whole, but as the positions of independent political figures who are preparing for elections,” Dodon said.

He added that Moldova’s parliamentary elections will take place on the 18th or the 25th of November 2018.

Earlier Candu said that Moldova has enlisted the support of the US, Germany and other countries in the consideration of a UN resolution on the withdrawal of Russian soldiers from Transnistria.

A Russian task force is stationed in the unrecognized Transnistrian Republic.

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