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Moldovan Foreign Minister Nicolae Popescu said that Moldova insists on the withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria, noting that achieving this goal remains one of the most critical priorities for Moldova. "The Russian military presence in the Transnistrian region of Moldova contradicts the principle of neutrality enshrined in the constitution of our country," said Popescu at a press conference in Moscow after the meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on September 11. …
During a press conference after his visit to Russia, Moldovan President Igor Dodon said that starting from October, Moldova will buy Russian gas with a $10-15 discount per 1 thousand cubic meters. According to him, from January the price will drop by $45-50, and from April by $70, reports TASS news agency.
Dodon said that the agreement was reached with Vladimir Putin and it will allow keeping the price low for domestic consumers this year. Dodon reminded that the current gas supply contract …
The reformation of Moldova’s justice system and fight against corruption will be supervised by former Romanian Prosecutor General Augustin Lazar, who will serve as an advisor to the government, announced Moldovan Prime Minister Maia Sandu, lauding Lazar’s past work to consolidate and improve the independence of the Romanian state.
“Augustin Lazar has shared his experience as prosecutor general, and has also commended our initiatives to reform the prosecution office. I am very glad that he has …
On August 24 Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu said that Russia is not planning to stop the peacekeeping mission in Transnistria.
"If we talk about peacekeeping, we never had doubts about it and are not going to," said Shoygu at a meeting with the President of the unrecognized republic of Transnistria, Vadim Krasnoselsky.
According to Shoygu, “the most important, vital mission in the region, which was entrusted to the peacekeeping forces, is being carried out successfully”.
"Perhaps in …
Ukraine and Moldova will be able to import gas from Romania through Isakcha-1-Orlovka connection point in the South Odessa region from January 1, 2020, reports Ukrainian national gas transit company Ukrtransgaz on its webpage.
"Ukrtransgaz and Moldovagaz, together with gas transport systems operators of other countries agreed on the necessary technical solutions for creating new import capacities based on the Trans-Balkan pipeline system in the South-North direction (reverse through the …
Vadim Krasnoselsky, the President of unrecognized Transnistria, is a citizen of Ukraine, and he has visited Ukraine using a Ukrainian passport, reports Rise Moldova news outlet.
State Border Guard Service of Ukraine confirms this information.
Major-General Krasnoselsky was the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Transnistria until 2016. For the last eight years, he was on a wanted list in Moldova. At the same time, almost every month he entered and left Ukraine using passports of …
China’s People’s Liberation Army is sending soldiers to Russia to participate in the International Army Games 2019 which will be held in Russia and five other former Soviet states.
In addition to troops, China will be sending military equipment such as tanks and fighter aircraft to the games, whose competitions which will include a tank biathlon, “Aviadarts” - a competition for flight crews, and the “Masters of artillery fire”.
For the first time in the history of the Chinese armed forces, a …
State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reported that automated control systems for the movement of radioactive and nuclear materials, TSA and RAPISCAN, were installed at the border crossings with Russia and Moldova. Such systems will allow preventing attempts of illegal transporting of hazardous substances through the Ukrainian border, reads the statement of the agency. A delegation from the United States attended the installation of the systems and tested the operation of the devices.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky held a meeting with the Prime Minister of Moldova Maia Sandu in Kyiv. During the joint briefing, the Ukrainian President said that Ukraine and Moldova are against the presence of Russian troops in their territory.
"Ukraine and Moldova are united by one common desire: we don't want Russian troops in our territories. Also, we won't allow imposing so-called "federalization" on us,” said Zelensky. He also thanked Chisinau for supporting Ukraine's sovereignty …
The Russian Interior Ministry has accused the Moldovan businessman Vladimir Plahotniuc, former leader of the Moldova’s “Democratic Party”, of running a drug syndicate. The investigation claims that he has been involved in the smuggling of Moroccan cannabis to Russia through Spain, RBC news agency reports.
Despite the fact that, for many years, Plahotniuc was considered the most influential person in Moldova, he has now been charged with 28 counts of drug smuggling and distribution on a large …