Russia to open polling stations in Transnistria despite of Moldova’s disallowance
Moldova declines to let the Russian Federation open polling stations in Transnistria. In a press statement released today by the Press and Communication section of the Moldovan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, the Ministry states that they have informed the Russian side about the lack of hindrances in opening polling stations within the “controlled-zones” of Moldova, but emphasizing that the Government is against opening voting sections on the territory of Transnistria, the region which is not under the supervision of the Moldovan constitutional authorities.
“It’s regrettable that, despite of the frank position the Moldovan side expressed, the Russian authorities have ignored the decision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration regarding this topic. The Ministry claims such actions as unfriendly, which generate concern and are not according to the good relations established between the Republic of Moldova and the Russian Federation,” said the Moldovan Foreign Minister in a press statement.
Despite of the statements made by the Moldovan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Russia will open 10 polling stations in Tiraspol, the so-called capital of Transnistria. More voting sections will be opened in cities and towns like Bender, Comrat, Grigoriopol, Dubasari, Camenca, Ribnita, Slobozia, as well as in Balti city and in Moldova’s capital of Chisinau.
Russia will organize presidential elections on Sunday, March 4.