During the direct line President of Russia Vladimir Putin stated that the blockade should be lifted on the part of Moldova and Ukraine and told about the need to boost talks on the future of Pridnestrovie.
“This is one of the most complex problems that we inherited after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The population of the republic is over 500,000 people, people there express pro-Russian sentiments. A large number of Russian citizens live in Pridnestrovie. People have their own views on how to build their future and their fate,” – said the Head of the Russian state. According to Vladimir Putin, people of Pridnestrovie should be allowed to decide their own destiny, “it would be nothing more than a display of democracy”.
Besides, the Russia's leader pointed out the need to boost talks within the 5+2 format, also continue the dialogue with Moldova and Ukraine within the context of the removal of restrictive measures for Pridnestrovie. “The blockade should be lifted. The people living in Pridnestrovie are feeling its negative consequences both on the part of Moldova and Ukraine. Nationalist armed groups have already gathered on the border between Pridnestrovie and Ukraine. Such developments must be stopped without delay,” – said the President of Russia.
Originally published by the ITAR-TASS http://itar-tass.com/politika/1128128