Russian envoy to Transnistria eager to discuss the issue with Moldovan Premier
Dmitry Rogozin, Russia’s envoy to Transnistria said that his country is always up to date with the latest regarding the Transnistrian conflict. In a video statement filmed for the 22nd anniversary of the self-established and unrecognized region of Transnistria, Mr. Rogozin mentioned that he is about to have comprehensive talks over the issue with the Moldovan Premier Vlad Filat.
“Prime Minister Vlad Filat will visit Moscow in the following days. We hope the visit will bolster the peace on both banks of Nistru River. We will discuss the problem in very little pieces, that’s because Kremlin knows this issue in details,” said Dmitry Rogozin, quoted by Novii Reghion news agency.
The Russian envoy to Transnistria will pay one more visit to the separatist region by the end of 2012. His previous trip to Moldova took place in April 2012.
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.