According to the Head of State, negotiators should focus on the social and economic issues and remove artificial barriers for the economic development
As long as Moldova and Pridnestrovie have not approached final political settlement of the conflict, the negotiators should focus on the social and economic agenda – stated the President of the PMR Yevgeny Shevchuk to journalists.
Lately it seems that the relations between Kishinev and Tiraspol are deadlocked. Indeed, there was Berlin. More precisely it was another round of negotiations in the 5+2 format held on June 2-3. It was a breakthrough after a lull. Certainly, it was all thanks to the efforts of Russia and Germany which is chairing the OSCE. The meeting resulted in signing of a protocol, drafted by the Russian delegation, with a variety of items that meet interests of ordinary citizens. What is the Pridnestrovian side assessment of the current stage of relations?
The acting Foreign Minister, Vitaly Ignatiev, has commented to Novosti Pridnestrovya on the work of the “Permanent Conference on Political Issues...”, also known as the 5+2 format, which has resumed after a long pause.
NP: Mr. Ignatiev,on 2 and 3 June you took part in a 5+2 format round of negotiations, how could you characterize its results?
The Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic - the state formation with difficult plight. Besides the delicate balanceof relations withKishinev and Moscow, the situation in neighbouring Ukraine has to be taken into account. Both unionists dreaming aboutentering intoRomania and Kiev’s nationalists bear a grudge againstthe distinctive enclaveof the Russian world.
“The view is widely held in Russia that the Pridnestrovian conflict is frozen, the situation does not change,there's no hurry. In fact, the situation is rapidly regressing, Moldavia and Ukraine are actively drifting toward the West, while dealing a blow by blow to Pridnestrovie, head of the Foreign Ministry of Pridnestrovie Vitaly Ignatiev told about it to the VZGLYAD newspaper (the “View”). According to him, such actions fit into the logic of “hybrid wars”.
The interview with Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the PMR Vitaly Ignatiev under the title “Defending the interests of the state” was published in the new issue of the newspaper “Trudovoi Tiraspol” (Labor Tiraspol). Here is the full text of the interview.
The Head of the PMR Foreign Ministry thinks that Pridnestrovie is at the front line, in the truest sense of the word.
Commander, U.S. European Command and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, U.S. Air Forces General Philip M. Breedlove is visiting Moldova between 23 and 24 March.
It is known that during the two-day visit Breedlove will meet with Moldovan President and Minister of Defence, will visit Bulboaka National Military Training Center which is being renovated with US support.
Press service of the PMR Ministry of Foreign Affairs commented to the Vzglyad newspaper reporter on another “plan” to join Moldova with Romania published in media. Here is the full text of the comment:
“It should be noted that this kind of projects appear not for the first time. However, as experts note, this rhetoric has seemed to be increasingly evident in recent months in the public information field of the RM against the background of the protracted internal political crisis in the neighbouring country.
Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the PMR told about it during his speech at the expanded session of the reporting collegium of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PMR, arranged to coincide with the celebration of the Day of the Worker of the Diplomatic Service.
Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the PMR Vitaly Ignatiev told about it during a special interview to the Russia 24 TV Channel, commenting on the strengthening of the blockade measures against Pridnestrovie from neighbouring countries
The head of the Pridnestrovian diplomacy in an interview with Pervy Pridnestrovsky TV Channel expressed hope for a speedy resolution of the situation in the field of freedom of movement of citizens of the PMR and urged people not to succumb to the attempts of psychological pressure and provocations by members of the Border Police of the Republic of Moldova.
It is the way that the diplomat described the problem of joint customs and border control of Moldova and Ukraine on the Pridnestrovian-Ukrainian border
Today Acting Foreign Minister of the PMR Vitaly Ignatiev was a guest of the morning programme on “Radio 1”. Chairman of the State Customs Committee of the PMR Yury Gervazyuk also became an interlocutor of the radiohosts.