Moldova against deployment of Russian missiles in Transnistria
There shall be no antimissile systems in Transnistria whatsoever, for the Republic of Moldova, including its Transnistrian region, is a neutral state, maintains Moldovan Deputy Prime Minister for Reintegration Issues Victor Osipov.
He stated to Infotag today that any official negotiations on deploying weaponry may be conducted only with Chisinau.
"Nobody has responded to Igor Smirnov's initiative, who made the offer that found no demand. The human tongue is an unruly member, as you know. So, one can state anything. But Smirnov seems to have forgotten two simple things - that Transnistria is a part of Moldova, and that Russia recognizes this. Smirnov makes such statements to frighten the populace on both Dniester banks. He may certainly state whatever he wishes - even the deployment of the Russian Black Sea fleet in Transnistria, but he has no plenary powers for this", Osipov said.
Acting President Mihai Ghimpu stated to Infotag today that the Tiraspol's antimissile project will remain a project.
"Transnistria is an artificial formation having not right of speech in the Moldo-Russian relations. As for Romania's intention to deploy the antimissile defense system, we have no right to dictate the neighbor how he must live. It's up to Romania, Russia and NATO to decide on the issue, and we remain neutral", said Mihai Ghimpu.Infotag, Moldovan news agency