Russian Ambassador to Moldova visited Transnistria
Russian Ambassador to Moldova Farit Mukhametshin visited the so-called capital of Transnistria these days. According to Infotag news agency, the Russian official had meetings with Nina Shtanski, the so-called minister of foreign affairs from Tiraspol. They talked about the issues regarding the rights protection of the Russian citizens living in Transnistria, as well as questions on the relations between Transnistria and Moldova.
“The Russian Embassy in Chisinau will be constantly perfecting the mechanisms of ensuring the civilian rights of Russia citizens residing permanently in Transnistria,” the Russian Ambassador said.
According to Infotag, Ambassador Mukhametshin invited Nina Shtanski to the Russian consular-servicing office in Tiraspol. The minister discussed with the office staff the problems arising in the consular servicing of local Russian citizens and perspectives of the development of the consular service.
Over 160 thousand residents of Transnistria hold Russian citizenship. Russia does not have a Consulate in the region, but it has only an office providing consular services. Officials from Kremlin want to open a consulate in Tiraspol, as Dmitry Rogozin, Russia’s envoy to Transnistria previously said. According to him, such a Consulate would ease the process of documents issuance for the Russian citizens from Transnistria.