Statements and Comments


The Foreign Ministry reports that RM law enforcement representatives in the Causeni customs terminal unlawfully broke into the car owned by the Pridnestrovian carrier and seized part of the batch of the Pridnestrovian-type plates.

We consider another provocation from Chisinau designed to aggravate problems in the road transport sector with the aim to violate the rights and interests of residents of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic to be an evidence of the Republic of Moldova’s refusal to act adequately in negotiations with Pridnestrovie.


The Pridnestrovian Foreign Ministry considered the comment of Moldova’s Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita, expressing a rather strange regret that “the Pridnestrovian side preferred direct letters to use existing formats”. At the same time, Moldova’s representative believes that Pridnestrovie “must go through the existing formats first”.


With regard to the attempts of the Moldovan side to justify the destructive seizure of billets of Pridnestrovian license plates of two types, let us add further clarity, revealing the inconsistency and illegitimacy of the Republic of Moldova’s actions.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs that on December 22 of this year, the customs authorities of the Republic of Moldova unreasonably detained a cargo comprising neutral and Pridnestrovian license plates.

The measures taken through political and diplomatic channels to release the Pridnestrovian cargo as soon as possible did not yield positive results.


We reviewed the Moldovan Parliament’s decision to declare 2022 the “year of gratitude” to the combatants, who were sent by the Moldovan authorities to kill Pridnestrovians only for the desire to live on their land, speak their native language and raise children in their own system of cultural and moral values and traditions.


On December 9-10 of this year, at the Chisinau airport, Moldovan law enforcement agencies banned the entry of many representatives of the Russian Federation who were heading to Pridnestrovie for various purposes, including participation in monitoring the electoral process at the presidential elections of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic.


The Foreign Ministry reviewed the statement by the Government of the Republic of Moldova regarding the organization and conduct of the presidential elections of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic on December 12, 2021.

We regret to note that the authorities of the neighboring republic have been in a deeply contradictory state for thirty years, speculating on phantom illusions and misleading their own people and the international community.


We drew attention to the commentary published on October 27 by the office of Moldova’s Political Representative on the vehicle problem.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic received information that Ukraine has banned the entry and movement of vehicles with state registration plates of Pridnestrovie through its territory, starting today.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted a statement by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Relations, US Department of State, regarding court rulings related to several nationals of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs took note of the biased media statements by the Official Representative of Moldova to the Council of Europe on the Romanian-language schools on the territory of Pridnestrovie.

In this regard, we draw the Moldovan official's attention to the fact that the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic is committed to an approach allowing its citizens to exercise their right to freely choose the language of instruction and get education in appropriate educational institutions.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomes the statement adopted by the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation regarding the inadmissibility of any destructive moves from the neighboring states against Pridnestrovie and the need for measures to support Russian citizens and Russian compatriots living in the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic.

The mentioned document has once again confirmed the significant role of the Russian Federation as a guarantor country and mediator in the Moldovan-Pridnestrovian settlement.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs got acquainted with the information that starting from September 1 current year, Ukraine plans to introduce a movement ban on its territory for vehicles registered in the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic; an exception would make vehicles with neutral license plates.


The Pridnestrovian Ministry of Foreign Affairs keeps receiving information that on the Ukrainian-Pridnestrovian border, at the Kuchurgany check point, the Republic of Moldova’s border officials are spreading rumors that allegedly, starting from March 15, current year, the movement of Pridnestrovian vehicles, except from those possessing neutral plates, will be limited.


Some of the republic’s enterprises have recently appealed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic informing about the facts of illegitimate detention at the Kuchurgany checkpoint and on the territory of the Republic of Moldova, of a number of goods intended for internal consumption within Pridnestrovie.


The Pridnestrovian side noted the specific reaction of the Moldovan Political Representative’s Office to the official appeal of Pridnestrovie to ensure the implementation of the electoral right of citizens of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic within the Single Voting Day on November 29, 2020.


On October 7, 2020, the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic law enforcement agencies detained a group of people for committing a number of crimes on the territory of Pridnestrovie; it is to be noted that two of them are being active members of the security forces of the Republic of Moldova.

Certain political forces in Moldova tried to speculate on the situation for electoral purposes. As you know, Pridnestrovie takes a principled position of non-interference in internal political processes in the neighboring state.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PMR expresses extreme concern in connection with the armed conflict escalation due to the Republic of Azerbaijan army’s attacking actions against the Republic of Artsakh; actions that have already brought to numerous casualties on both sides.

We strongly condemn the next round of military aggression, accompanied by shelling settlements and civilian infrastructure, thus, leading to innocent civilians’ death.


In connection with the ongoing attacks by certain high-ranking officials of the neighboring Moldova regarding the methods used by Pridnestrovie to contain the pandemic, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PMR underscores the following.

The controlled quarantine crossing points on the border of Pridnestrovie with the Republic of Moldova function primarily and explicitly to protect the health of the Pridnestrovian citizens by preventing a massive disease “importation” from abroad.


In recent months, the Republic of Moldova, disregarding its obligations within the negotiation process and abandoning the normal working dialogue, deliberately raises tensions and arranges provocative actions on the border with the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic.

Pridnestrovie has information about provocative actions planned by the Moldovan side in the Security Zone, targeting inter alia the members of the Joint Peacekeeping Forces, which can seriously destabilize the situation and lead to unpredictable consequences.