Last 5+2 talk under Irish OSCE Chairmanship to be held in November
Moldovan administration says that progress has been achieved in the Transnistrian conflict resolution after the new “5+2” talks have been resumed. During the first four rounds of negotiation were set the bargaining ground rules and procedures. Among the regular talks were the issues related to the freight and auto traffic over both banks of Nistru River.
Another important subject debated was the issues of the Latin-script schools from Transnistria. It is to note that there are schools whose teachers and students have a hard time attending the educational institution because of the troubles the separatists create to the people.
The fifth round of talks within “5+2” format will take place at the end of November in Dublin, Ireland which currently holds the OSCE Chairmanship. Ukraine is the next country to carry the OSCE Chairmanship as of January 2, 2013.
The Transnistrian conflict settlement is made within the “5+2” format. It includes representatives of the sides, mediators and observers in the negotiation process - Moldova, Transnistria, Russia, Ukraine and the OSCE (as mediators), and the US and the EU (as observers).
Transnistria is an internationally unrecognized entity proclaimed in Tiraspol on September 2, 1990, initially styled the Moldavian Transnistrian Soviet Socialist Republic. Currently known as the Moldavian Transnistrian Republic, this breakaway entity consists of a narrow strip of land (180 km by 32 km) nestled between the east bank of the Nistru River and the border of Moldova with Ukraine, on a small part of what used to be, between 1924 and 1940, the Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic.
In 1992 escalated a conflict between Moldova and Russia over this territory. A cease-fire was signed the same year by president of Russia Boris Yeltsin and president of Moldova Mircea Snegur. An agreement to withdraw all Russian forces from the trans-Nistrian districts of the Republic of Moldova was signed by Moldovan Prime Minister Andrei Sangheli and Russian Prime Minister Victor Chernomyrdin in 1994. It stipulated that the 14th Army was to leave the Republic of Moldova within three years, but the agreement was never ratified by the Duma, Russia’s legislature.Moldova.ORG