Contents tagged with Transnistria

  • Leader of Moldova's breakaway region of Transnistria calls for joining Russian Federation

    The President of the internationally unrecognized Pridnestrovian Moldovan Republic (PMR), Yevgeny Shevchuk, issued a decree on prepararion to join Russia. The document was published on the website of the Pridnestrovian leader.

    The decree calls for the implementation of the outcomes of the republican referendum which took place on 17 September 2006. The regulatory act is necessary for the fulfillment of “the will of the people of Transnistria to join the Russian Federation.”

    Shevchuk indicated …

  • Steinmeier proposes special status for Transnistria

    The German Minister for Foreign Affairs called for the settlement of the Transnistrian conflict by granting special status to Transnistria.

    The acting chairman-in-office of the OSCE, German Minister for Foreign Affairs, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, stated the need to resolve the Transnistrian conflict before it escalates further.

    “Old conflicts that we call frozen, they aren’t so frozen. There are always risks of these conflicts transitioning into the ‘hot’ stage. We saw it in the case of the …

  • Moldova seeks NATO's help to force Russia to withdraw troops from Transnistria

    Moldovan authorities have asked NATO to assist in removing Russian army troops from Transnistria. Delfi reported that this was said by the country’s Minister of Defense, Anatol Şalaru, while at the recent NATO summit in Warsaw.

    “Propaganda, economic measures, the lack of a solution to the Transnistrian problem and the stationing of Russian troops are constant causes for concern. We ask for support for our initiative to transform the mission in the Transnistrian region into a multinational …

  • Moscow: Kiev is aggravating the situation in Transnistria

    Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Grigory Karasin, expressed Moscow’s concern over the lack of progress in the negotiations on the Transnistrian issue, stating that the Ukrainian position has a negative impact on the situation in the region.

    "The change of Kiev's position on the Transnistrian issue supports the delay of an appointment of a new Ukrainian representative in the "5 + 2" negotiation that was supposed to happen in May of 2015. We are concerned about the …