MOSCOW, 28 Feb – Tiraspol asks Russia to intensify the political and diplomatic settlement of the Transnistrian conflict, it said on Wednesday chapter Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Transnistria Vitaly Ignatiev.
The authorities of Transnistria turned to Russia on Wednesday for help in connection with the economic blockade by Moldova, according to the resolution adopted by the congress of deputies of all levels of the PMR.
“We have asked to intensify political and diplomatic measures, since the Russian Federation is one of the international mediators in the international settlement process in the 5+2 format,” Ignatiev said on the Rossiya 24 TV channel.
Transnistria, 60% of whose residents are Russian and Ukrainian, sought secession from Moldova even before the collapse of the USSR, fearing that in the wake of nationalism Moldova would join Romania. In 1992, after a failed attempt by the Moldavian authorities to solve the problem by force, Transnistria became virtually a territory beyond the control of Chisinau.