Moldova will present Russia’s billion-dollar bill for Transnistria
Moldova plans to present to the Russian authorities by billions of dollars for military presence in Transnistria. This was stated in an interview to Latvijas Avize, the speaker of the Moldovan Parliament Andrian CANDU.
“We believe that about two thousand Russian troops in Transnistria are occupying forces,” — said the candidate. — Russia has violated international law. We intend to hire an international law firm to calculate the damage from Russia’s presence in Transnistria for 25 years. The expense will be measured in the billions of dollars.”
According to him, the Russian military conducting joint exercises with the army of the unrecognized Transnistrian Moldovan Republic, threaten the security of Moldova. “This is an illegal military presence, such as in Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Eastern Ukraine,” the politician said, adding that he hoped the discussion of this issue at the international level.
In August last year, 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 noted that the presence of soldiers “constitutes a threat to international peace and security.”
July 21, the Moldovan Parliament adopted a statement on the withdrawal of Russian troops from the territory of the PMR. Voted for the document 61 MPs out of 101. The President of Moldova Igor Dodon later called it a provocation.