Moldova asks Russian Federation to withdraw its troops from Transnistria
In the framework of the PACE Monitoring Committee meeting in Paris, the representative of Moldova, the MP Valeriu Ghiletchi managed to include by unanimous vote an amendment related to the withdrawal of Russian troops from the Transnistrian region in the report monitoring Russian Federation.
Valeriu Ghiletchi has stated in an interview for Radio Free Europe that the amendment he proposed to be included in the draft resolution and which was accepted by the Monitoring Committee, was voted almost unanimously. “It is a small amendment which was accepted today by the Monitoring Committee. The report on the functioning of democratic institutions in Russian Federation was discussed. As the report on Russia was not heard for 7 years, in the draft resolution, which contains several provisions, there is a provision on the withdrawal of Russian military troops and ammunitions from Moldova. The phrase proposed and which was almost unanimously accepted is as follows: Without further delay – this is the core of the amendment – to begin withdrawal of Russian military troops and remained ammunition from the territory of Moldova”, Ghiletchi has explained.
Herewith, the MP of the Liberal Democratic Party has expressed distrust on the respect of commitments Russian Federation assumed. “Well, I’m realistic and I understand very well that Russian Federation has several commitments it doesn’t respect. But this is the core of the political struggle, the core of defending the national interest”, Ghiletchi has specified.
Valeriu Ghiletchi participates in a working visit to the PACE Monitoring Committee, which takes place in Paris.