Tiraspol, May 30 – The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the unrecognized Moldavian Republic of Moldova, Vitaly Ignatiev, said that the strategy of the West is being implemented in Moldova to impose NATO control in the region and put pressure on the Russian Federation.
“I am convinced that a comprehensive strategy of the West is clearly being implemented on the territory of Moldova, which aims to establish full NATO control in this regional space and ultimately put pressure on Russia,” Ignatiev said at the venue of the VII International Conference. Scientific and practical conference “Russia and the World: Dialogues – 2023. Objectives and Values”.
The head of the PMR Foreign Ministry also noted that “changing the situation requires active Russian-Pridnestrovian action.” Ignatiev expressed his opinion on the need to take practical steps to implement the provisions of the new foreign policy concept of the Russian Federation, including support for Russia’s allies and partners in promoting common interests, ensuring their security and sustainable development, regardless of whether they receive international services. to get to know.
Ignatiev added that “an important condition for this work should be ensuring the security of Russian citizens in Pridnestrovy together with their own. Ensuring the security of Pridnestrovy is the most important factor in regional stability.”
He also noted that the Moldovan side refused about eight invitations to meetings with the Pridnestrovian leadership. According to him, it is Moldova that prevents the search for compromise solutions.
“At the same time, we hear statements from Chişinău that there is a window of opportunity ahead of us and that there is an opportunity to resolve the conflict. They associate this with the prospects of European integration, that it will be possible to resolve the conflict before joining the European Union. What are we talking about if Moldova refuses to conduct negotiations on The highest level, or if it hinders the negotiation process and creates problems for our economy? ”, – said the PMR Foreign Minister.
Transnistria, 60% of whose population is Russian and Ukrainian, sought to secede from Moldova even before the collapse of the Soviet Union, fearing that Moldova would join Romania in the wave of nationalism. In 1992, after an unsuccessful attempt by the Moldovan authorities to solve the problem by force, Transnistria effectively became a territory not under the control of Chisinau.