Transnistria protests Chisinau’s deportation of Russian delegation

Diplomats of the unrecognized Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic accused the Moldovan authorities of deporting delegation members from Russia and South Ossetia who were traveling to Transnistria, as   reported on the official site of the Transnistrian Foreign Ministry.

“The actions of the representatives of the Republic of Moldova are evidence of yet another cycle of  Chișinău’s use of mechanisms to filter foreign guests heading for Transnistria,” the statement reads.

According to the Transnistrian Foreign Ministry, Moldova even deported the president of Russia’s Collegium of Military Experts, General Major Alexander Vladimirov, and members of the South Ossetian delegation headed by Igor Kozaev, head of the republic’s presidential administration, and Vsevolod Zheleznov, assistant to the executive director of the Russkiy Mir Foundation.

According to the statement, the Transnistrian Foreign Ministry has sent the relevant appeal to Moldova, expecting “cooperation on all levels of dialogue”.

Earlier Moldova announced the decision to remove all Russian forces from its territory. The declaration regarding the necessity to have the Russian forces withdrawn was made by the parliament. Moldovan President Igor Dodon considers this step “hostile” and has pointed out the “unprofessionalism of the Moldovan officials”.

  Transnistria, Moldova, Russia, South Ossetia, deportation