Moldova decided to withdraw Russian troops from Transnistria through Ukraine

Moldova wants to negotiate with Ukraine about the withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria through the corridor on the territory of Ukraine. This was stated by Prime Minister of Moldova Paul Philip, reports “Interfax”.

“We demand and ask for the withdrawal of Russian troops from the territory of Moldova, as well as the transformation of current operations in Transnistria into a civil mission with international mandate, in the belief that [it] will create the basis for the settlement of the Transnistrian conflict through negotiations,” — said the Prime Minister.

Philip added that spoke on the withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria at the Munich security conference in 2018, however, the representatives of Moscow pointed to the impossibility to export weapons through Ukraine from-for a difficult situation in the country.

“I assured [the Russian representative] that we have a convincing enough capacities and opportunities to convince our Ukrainian friends to make the corridor to take weapons and ammunition that are still in Transnistria,” said Philip.

In July 2017, the Parliament of Moldova adopted statement on the withdrawal of Russian troops from the territory of the PMR. Voted for the document 61 MPs out of 101. In protest, hall left the MPs from the opposition Party of the socialists. In this political organization until the election for the post of President of Moldova was the current head of state Igor Dodon. He later called the Declaration of the Parliament provocation.