Moldova calls for complete withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria

Moldova asked the United Nations to include in the General Assembly’s 72nd session agenda the issue of the complete withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria. A letter from the Permanent Representative of Moldova to the UN, Victor Moraru was made public on Tuesday, August 22.

Chișinău is convinced that the presence of Russian troops "is a threat to maintaining international peace and security," the letter says. Moraru asked the UN to support Moldova's efforts aimed at completing the process of "unconditional, orderly and complete withdrawal of foreign armed forces from its national territory."

The Permanent Representative of Moldova to the United Nations cited in the appeal an excerpt from the OSCE declaration adopted in 1999, which welcomed the "commitment of the Russian Federation to complete the withdrawal of Russian forces from the territory of Moldova by the end of 2002."

The 72nd session of the UN General Assembly will open on September 12.

On May 2, the Constitutional Court of Moldova declared unconstitutional the presence of Russian soldiers on the territory of the Transnistrian region of the republic. On July 30, the Government of Moldova called the Russian peacekeepers “a factor in the freezing of the Transnistrian conflict”.

  Moldova, Transnistria, Russian Troops, UN