The President of the unrecognized Transnistrian Moldovan Republic (PMR) Yevgeny Shevchuk ordered the beginning of preparations for the accession to the Russian Federation. It has responded to the Moldovan authorities, calling Shevchuk’s decree illegal.
The decree of the head of Transnistria is based on the results of the referendum a decade ago, during which the inhabitants of the Republic voted for independence with subsequent joining Russia. The document is published on the website of the President of the PMR.
Shevchuk has ordered that the legislation had been harmonized with the Russian ones. Also, the Transdniestrian government in fortnight term to create a special Commission, before 1 November of the current year, Shevchuk must show a specific plan for the timing of the legislation.
Meanwhile, the Bureau for reintegration of the government of Moldova has called the decree of the leader of the PMR illegal and provocative. The Department stated that the document was adopted “unconstitutional on the basis of the conducted illegally on the territory of the Republic of Moldova of a referendum”. Shevchuk, in turn, were accused of undermining efforts to resolve the conflict.
TMR declared its independence in early 90-ies in the military conflict with the Moldovan security forces. However, its sovereignty is recognized only by South Ossetia, Abkhazia and Nagorno-Karabakh.