Moldovan Prime Minister demands withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria

During a speech at the UN General Assembly, Moldovan Prime Minister Pavel Filip demanded that Russia withdraw its troops from Transnistria, according to Moldovan government website.

“We call upon the Russian Federation to stop their illegal and provocative actions and resume the withdrawal of the armed forces in accordance with the commitments made at OSCE summit in Istanbul in 1999,” said the Prime Minister.

He explained that the withdrawal of the Russian troops from the territory of Moldova will allow settling the Transnistrian conflict and reintegrate the region into Moldova.

Philip also welcomed the decision to include on the agenda of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly the paragraph  “on the complete withdrawal of foreign troops from the Republic of Moldova.”

According to him, the inclusion of this item is very important of the entire international community.

Earlier on June 22nd, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on the withdrawal of Russian peacekeepers from Transnistria, where they were placed after the armed conflict between Moldova and the unrecognized Pridnestrovian Moldovan Republic (PMR) in 1992. The Russian Foreign Ministry called this UN decision provocative.

  Moldova, Russia, Transnistria