The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pridnestrovie announced the plans of the republic to become part of Russia

The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the unrecognized republic said that “the vector of Pridnestrovie is unchanged” – to achieve recognition of independence and joining Russia. Moldova expressed hope for a settlement of the conflict and joint accession to the EU “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Transnistria announced the plans of the republic to become part of Russia” />

Foreign Minister of the unrecognized Transnistria Vitaly Ignatiev told RIA Novosti that Tiraspol intends to seek independence with subsequent accession to Russia.

According to Ignatiev, “the vector of Pridnestrovie has remained unchanged throughout the years of the republic's existence”, which is reflected in the results of the referendum of September 2006: then, according to the Pridnestrovian Central Election Commission, 97% of the participants voted for the independence of the republic and joining Russia.

Ignatiev added that the authorities of Transnistria will act “pragmatically and honestly” and will not make decisions “to the detriment of the country's half-million people.”

In early May, the head of Transnistria, Vadim Krasnoselsky, said that the republic should be recognized not by military means, but by peaceful means, “at the negotiating table, in dialogue.” He noted that no one needs an armed conflict, the inhabitants of Transnistria “know what war is and value peace.” A few days earlier, several objects were attacked in the PMR, including the headquarters of the Ministry of State Security of the republic, local authorities introduced a red level of terrorist threat.

At the same time, Moldovan President Maia Sandu expressed hope that the country would be able to resolve the conflict with Transnistria and join the European Union together with the republic (Moldova received the status of a candidate member of the EU on June 23). Sandu also called on Russia to withdraw troops from the region following the PACE decision that recognized the area as “Russian-occupied”. In addition, the conflict on the territory of Transnistria in 1992 was considered by PACE to be “an act of military aggression”; Russia vs Moldova. About a thousand Russian peacekeepers are in Transnistria as part of the Operational Group of Russian Forces (OGRF). The Russian Foreign Ministry called the PACE wording “unacceptable”.

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