The Ambassador of Moldova to Moscow Andrei Neguta was invited to the Russian foreign Ministry in connection with the initiative of Chisinau to add to the agenda of the session of the UN General Assembly the issue of complete withdrawal of foreign forces from the country. This was reported on the website of the foreign Ministry.
Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov stressed that Moscow sees this move as “another link in the chain of unfriendly actions” taken by the opponents of positive changes in Russian-Moldovan relations.
August 23, Moldova addressed the UN with a request to include the issue of the full withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria in the agenda of the 72nd session of the General Assembly. The message of the Moldovan representative to the UN Victor Moraru notes that the presence of soldiers “constitutes a threat to international peace and security.”
On 21 July the Parliament of Moldova adopted a statement on the withdrawal of Russian troops from the territory of the unrecognized Transnistrian Moldovan Republic. The President of Moldova, Igor Dodon said that the decision of lawmakers provocation.
In Transnistria there are about 1.2 thousand soldiers and officers. Some of them provides the conduct of a peacekeeping operation jointly with Moldovan and Transnistrian “blue helmets”.