19:35 19.02.2024

Ambassador-at-Large of Ukrainian MFA discusses current state of Transdniestrian settlement in Moldova

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Ambassador-at-Large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Paun Rohovei made a working visit to Moldova, where he met with Deputy Prime Minister of Moldova for Reintegration Oleg Serebrian and leader of Transdniestrian region of Moldova Vadim Krasnoselsky.

"During the meeting, the interlocutors discussed the current state of Transdniestrian settlement, exchanged views on ways to resolve problematic issues of an economic, socio-humanitarian nature in relations between Chisinau and Tiraspol," the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine reports.

It is noted that Ukraine stands exclusively for the peaceful settlement of Transdniestrian issue while preserving the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Moldova within its internationally recognized borders. At the same time, Kyiv will resolutely respond to any provocations aimed both at dragging Transdniestrian region into Russia's war against Ukraine and at destabilizing the situation in Moldova as a whole.

"The prospect of Moldova's European integration opens up new opportunities for both banks of the Dniester River, the development and prosperity of the inhabitants of the whole of Moldova," the message says.

At the same time, the Ukrainian side confirms its position regarding the non–functionality of the "5+2" format due to the presence of the aggressor country - the Russian Federation in it.

In addition, Ukraine continues to advocate for the early withdrawal of Russian troops from the territory of Transdniestrian region, the disposal of ammunition in warehouses in the settlement of Kolbasnaya, and the reformatting of the mission on the Dniester from military to civilian.

In turn, during the meeting, the representative of Tiraspol confirmed his readiness to continue implementing, in cooperation with Chisinau, the agreements reached on providing new transport corridors for Ukrainian exports.

The Ukrainian side also expressed its readiness to consider the issue of restoring outbound consular services for Ukrainian citizens in Transdniestrian region of Moldova. The main condition is to ensure an appropriate level of security for the activities of Ukrainian consular staff, as well as guarantees of their unhindered movement to and from the place of conducting exit consular actions.