The Moldovan authorities consider illegal the opening of a representative office of the unrecognized Transnistrian Moldovan Republic in Moscow, said the press service of the Ministry of foreign Affairs and European integration of Moldova.
Thursday, January 26, in Moscow opened a representative office in Transnistria. In the nearest future the representative office of the PMR will receive legal and email address.
“The Moldovan authorities have bewildered apprehended the recent decision of the leader of Tiraspol Vadim Krasnoselsky assign a “Plenipotentiary representative” of Transnistria in the Russian Federation and to open “representative of Transdniestria” in Moscow”, — said the foreign Ministry of the Republic.
In this regard, the Ministry of foreign Affairs and European integration stated that “this action is illegal and illegitimate, given that it contradicts both the Constitution of Moldova, and the principles and generally accepted norms of international law.”
The Ministry expects that “the authorities of the Russian Federation will not allow running the request of the Tiraspol and thus confirm its commitment to respect the principle of sovereignty and territorial integrity of Moldova, stipulated in the Treaty on friendship and cooperation between the Republic and Russia.”
Transnistria, 60% of inhabitants are Russians and Ukrainians sought to secede from Moldova even before the collapse of the USSR, fearing that on the wave of nationalism Moldova will join Romania. In 1992, after a failed attempt of the authorities of Moldova force to solve the problem, Transnistria has become virtually beyond the control of Chisinau’s territory.