On meeting with the Head of the ICRC Regional Delegation Pascal Cuttat


Today the PMR's MFA hosted a meeting between Deputy Foreign Minister of the PMR Vitaly Ignatiev and the Head of the Regional Delegation of the ICRC in Russia, Belarus and Moldova Pascal Cuttat. The ICRC representatives have visited Pridnestrovie for the third time, but it is the first visit of the Head of the Regional Delegation.

The sides discussed the current situation around Pridnestrovie. Pridnestrovian side drew attention of the Head of the ICRC delegation to a series of restrictive measures applied towards citizens of the country at the border with the neighboring countries, in particular, the continuing practice of preventing citizens of Russia from crossing the Ukrainian border and challenges that Pridnestrovians still face at Kishinev airport.

The Pridnestrovian side also pointed to the criminal cases against Pridnestrovian officials initiated by the Republic of Moldova and to legislative initiatives on combating extremism and separatism, being prepared for consideration in the Moldovan Parliament. Let us recall, that the Pridnestrovian side has not received assurances regarding non-application of the law norms on the citizens of the Republic.

At the end of the meeting the sides expressed their willingness to cooperate in the priority areas of bilateral relations, as well as to continue exchanging information on current issues of mutual interest.