Contents tagged with Transnistria

  • Ukraine intensifies security measures on Moldovan border

    After a session of National Security and Defense Council, Ukraine’s State Border Guard Service (SBGS)  has intensified its security measures along the border with Moldova in light of a recent deterioration of the situation there. The size of border detachments has been increased, and sniffer dogs are being used, said SBGS Spokesperson Oleh Slobodyan, as cited by 112 Ukraine.

    “Border guards, within their competence, have reinforced the protection of the entire Ukrainian-Moldovan border. We are …

  • Similar to Donbas Kremlin could start issuing Russian passports in Transnistria

    The State Duma deputy, Alexander Yaroshuk, told the TSV television channel that a simplified procedure for obtaining Russian citizenship might be organized for Transnistria in the near future.

    The parliamentarian stressed that in the lower house of parliament "they clearly understand the problems of the unrecognized republics." At the same time, amendments were made to all laws for the successful implementation of the initiative, “which had to be amended.”

    “Now there is the political will …

  • Moldovan Defense Minister: United policy needed to get Russian troops out of Transnistria

    In order to force Russia to fully withdraw its troops from Transnistria, Moldova must maintain a consistent state policy, said Moldovan Defense Minister Eugen Sturza, as reported by Ukrinform.

    “Unfortunately, we keep to the traditional game: one step forward, two steps back. In other words, today some politicians advocate the withdrawal of Russian troops, but tomorrow, so to speak, the government changes, and other politicians claim that they want to make friends with Russia, and push to …

  • Moldovan MPs demand explanation from prime minister after Ukraine lifts sanctions from Metallurgical Plant in Transnistria at his request

    A group of Moldovan parliamentarians demanded an explanation from the Moldovan Prime Minister Pavel Filip regarding the letter he wrote to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in which he requested to remove sanctions from the Moldovan Metallurgical Plant (MMP), the largest taxpayer in the so-called Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, reports Radio Liberty.

    “What are the legal requirements of MMPs under Moldovan legislation that guarantees the factory's withdrawal from the sanctions of a …

  • Ukraine will not allow Transnistrian diplomatic mission in Kyiv

    The speaker of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kateryna Zelenko, said that Kyiv will not agree to open a "diplomatic representation" of the unrecognized republic of Transnistria in Ukraine. 

    "We already have diplomatic representation, and this is a representation of Moldova," said Zelenko as quoted by LB.ua news outlet. 

    According to her, Ukraine, as a guarantor country, will continue its efforts in the Transnistrian settlement. 

    Earlier the leader of unrecognized Transnistria, Vadim …

  • Transnistria hopes to open embassy in Kyiv

    Vadim Krasnoselsky, head of the unrecognized republic of Transnistria, has announced his intention to open embassies for his republic in Brussels and in Kyiv.

    “The head of Transnistria’s government has instructed the ministry of foreign affairs to open official Transnistrian embassies in Kyiv and Brussels,” the republic’s foreign ministry reported.

    However, the primary task of the Transnistrian foreign ministry is “to practically implement the national idea of Transnistria, which consists in …

  • President Dodon: Putin agreed to allow supply of Moldovan goods to Russia through Ukraine

    Moldovan President Igor Dodon announced that he had reached an agreement with Russian President Vladimir Putin to supply Moldovan goods to Russia through Ukraine starting on January 31.

    “I think this is the most important agreement that all our producers have been waiting for because all producers of wine, canned food and other products from the Republic of Moldova were subject to these restrictions from January 1. Today we have solved this, and I think it is a great achievement,” the Moldovan …

  • Moldovan President Dodon counts on Russian peacekeepers to ensure stability in Transnistria

    Moldovan President Igor Dodon wrote on Facebook after a meeting with the President of unrecognized Transnistria, Vadim Krasnoselsky that he considers Russian peacekeepers in Transnistria a defining factor of stability in the region. 

    "[We] reaffirmed the importance of preserving the existing peacekeeping operation as a factor in maintaining stability and peace in the security zone. It was also noted that some challenges occurred in the area this year, but with joint efforts we managed to …

  • Ukrainian politician: Russia plays Transnistria’s scenario in Donbas

    Deputy Minister for the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine, Georgiy Tuka, announced on Hromadske Radio that Russia is organizing so-called “elections” in the occupied Donbas to repeat Transnistria’s scenario.

    The official noted that Russia organized “elections” in the “occupied territories” of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions in order to legitimize the leaders of the “republics”. Thus, the Russian Federation is trying to push Ukrainian authorities into direct negotiations, same as it …

  • 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 …