Contents tagged with Sandu

  • Moldovan President calls on Russia to withdraw its troops from Transnistria

    Moldovan President Maia Sandu called on Russia to withdraw its military from the territory of the so-called "Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic". 

    "The Transnistrian conflict is another problem we face. We remain committed to a peaceful resolution that fully preserves Moldova's sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders," Sandu said at the European Parliament.

    She noted that Moldova does not want war or destabilization and added: "We believe that now …

  • Ukraine to build a bridge to Moldova at its own expense

    Ukraine plans to build a bridge over the Dniester in Yampil at its own expense, said the deputy head of the Ukrainian Presidential Administration Ihor Zhovkva in an interview with

    "One of the projects that we will start immediately will be the construction of a bridge over the River Dniester in the Yampil-Cosauti area and the corresponding highway that will connect Kyiv and Chisinau. And not just connect, but it will allow almost 5 hours to get by car from Kyiv to Chisinau via the new …

  • Moldovan President arrives in Ukraine on her first foreign visit

    Moldovan President Maia Sandu arrived in Ukraine on January 12. This is her first foreign official visit as President of Moldova.

    Sandu will meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal. A series of bilateral agreements is expected to be concluded during the visit.

    The Presidents of Ukraine and Moldova met at the Mariyinsky Palace.

    After the ceremonial part, the Presidents had a face-to-face meeting, after which Ukrainian-Moldovan talks are planned in an …

  • Stoltenberg: Russian troops in Transnistria violate Moldova's territorial integrity

    The presence of the Russian military in Transnistria is a violation of Moldova's territorial integrity, stated NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a press conference in Brussels, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    "Russia illegally annexed Crimea. It continues to destabilize eastern Ukraine. Russian troops are in parts of Georgia and Moldovan Transnistria. This is a violation of Moldova's territorial integrity, and it is another example of how Russia very often fails to comply with international …

  • Moldovan President-elect calls for withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria

    Moldovan President-elect Maia Sandu said that Russian troops should be withdrawn from Transnistria. She said this at a press conference.

    "There are two parts of Russian troops in the Transdniestrian region. There is a task force, which is located in Moldova without any official documents. There has never been an agreement on the presence of these troops. Moldova has never agreed to allow this group of troops in our country. And these troops should be withdrawn, as well as the weapons and …

  • Moldovan President confirms intention to achieve withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria

    Moldovan President-elect Maia Sandu intends to seek the withdrawal of the Russian Task Force from Transnistria, reports RBC Ukraine. Sandu stressed that Moldovan government had the same opinion, and its position is nothing new.

    "This is the official position of the Republic of Moldova, which has not changed, and I will continue to promote it. This armed force must be withdrawn, and the munitions must be removed. It is very important to restore the territorial integrity and independence of the …

  • Moldovan President warns Ukraine that ‘soft dialog’ didn’t help Moldova to retake Transnistria

    Moldova's President-elect, Maia Sandu, recalled that despite the country's decision to choose a "soft approach" in the Transdniestrian negotiations, it did not resolve the conflict for almost 28 years.

    "For example, Moldova has chosen a softer approach. We recognized that Transnistria is part of the negotiating format. We gave local businesses the same trade preferences that our producers have - in particular, the right of free exports to the EU under the Association Agreement. We have signed …

  • Moldovan President-elect to meet soon with Ukrainian President Zelensky

    Moldovan President-elect Maia Sandu will hold a meeting with Ukrainian President Vladimir Selensky in the near future. The date and place of the meeting are not yet known, reports RBC-Ukraine.

    According to her, she is in favor of restoring good relations with Ukraine. She also stressed that during the presidency of Igor Dodon there were almost no official visits to Ukraine, and Moldova was isolated.

    "I have already spoken to President Zelensky this morning. We agreed that we will restore our …

  • Modova’s President-elect vows to support Ukraine’s territorial integrity

    The President-elect of Moldova Maia Sandu fully supports the territorial integrity of Ukraine. "I feel love and respect for Ukrainians who have sacrificed their lives to protect their country, its sovereignty and future as a European state," she said during a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in July 2019, while serving as Prime Minister of Moldova.

    In addition, Sandu spoke about the need to adopt Ukraine's experience in creating an anti-corruption court and anti-corruption …