The President of the unrecognized Transnistrian Moldovan Republic Yevgeny Shevchuk, ordered to begin preparations for joining Russia wants to influence the political situation in Moldova. This view was expressed by a member of the Duma Committee on CIS Affairs and relations with compatriots Oleg Pakholkov.
The decree of the head of the PMR Yevgeny Shevchuk was based on the results of a referendum held on 17 September 2006. Then the inhabitants of the self-proclaimed Republic voted for independence with subsequent joining Russia.
Member of the state Duma Oleg Pakholkov believes that by his decree the head of Transnistria sends a signal to the authorities of Moldova. “It is a promise of Moldavia: if you are not going to elect a President who is willing to unite the country on the terms of the Federation, Transnistria can wag tail and go to Russia”, — said the Deputy in an interview with “the Ribbon.<url>.
According to him, Moscow is interested in the presidential election in Moldova was won by Igor Dodon. One of the points of his election program he has made the Union of Gagauzia and Transnistria in a Federation with Moldova, said Pakholkov.
Note that Shevchuk’s decree on the accession of the Republic to the Russian Federation consists of eight items, the first of which is bringing the legal system of Transnistria in conformity with the Federal laws of Russia. The government of Moldova have called this document “null and void and disappointing.”