The Ambassador of Moldova in Russia Andrey negutsa at the end of last week was invited to the Russian foreign Ministry in connection with another provocative initiative of Chisinau. Earlier it became known that the permanent representative of Moldova to the UN Victor Moraru sent to the Secretariat of that organization a letter with a request to include in the agenda of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, which will begin September 12, the question of the withdrawal of the Russian military. Sunday, August 27, Prime Minister of Moldova Pavel Filip confirmed that the intention of the Chisinau remains unchanged: the issue of withdrawal of Russian peacekeepers will be raised at the UN.
On the territory of Transnistria, which Chisinau considers his, in addition to peacekeepers located the Operational group of Russian troops, which is the successor of the 14th army. Her task is to guard the ammunition depot in the village sausage, which is one of the largest in Europe.
Russian peacekeepers have been introduced in the Transnistrian conflict area according to the agreement “On principles for a peaceful settlement of the armed conflict in the Transnistrian region of Moldova” from July 21, 1992, signed by the presidents of Russia and Moldova. The peacekeeping mission is tripartite, in addition to Russian soldiers taking part in the Moldovan and Transnistrian military. The peacekeepers managed to stop the fighting that took place in 1992 in the territory of the unrecognized Republic, and to prevent their recurrence. With their tasks they for 25 years was quite successful — on the banks of the Dniester established lasting peace. In fact, the statements of Chisinau on the withdrawal of peacekeepers mean a de facto withdrawal from the agreement on peaceful settlement.
However, on Friday, 25 August, the Moldovan foreign Ministry said that it is not about Russian peacekeepers and military Operational group of Russian troops, which are not part of the peacekeeping mission. That is Chisinau gives “reverse”. But essentially it does not change. Earlier, the Moldovan politicians have repeatedly stated specifically about the “complete” withdrawal of all foreign troops. The presence of the script to replace the Russian peacekeepers of the NATO contingent is confirmed by the President in new York.
In Transnistria venture with the withdrawal of the peacekeepers evaluated negatively. There is fear that it will lead to a new war. This was directly stated by the President of the PMR Vadim Krasnoselsky. There is a decision of the constitutional court of Moldova, according to which Transnistria is “occupied territory”. Thus, the stay of the Russian peacekeepers unconstitutional. At the same time, the statements of Chisinau about a certain “occupation” demonstrate that there still does not recognize Transnistria party to the conflict and do not intend to reckon with the interests of its population. When Russia will leave from there, there will some “anti-terrorist operation” following the example of Kiev.
However, the President of Moldova, Igor Dodon said that as commander in chief he would never give Moldovan troops the order to attack Transnistria. But it is possible that it about it no one asks. It seems, from Dodona today in Moldova in General a little that depends. Here and now: an initiative of the government of the peacekeepers he was condemned, but to what end? To stop her he’s not. He said he publicly expresses concern that on the banks of the Dniester can start a new war. In one of his interviews the President of Moldova is not ruled out “attempts of forced defrosting of the conflict,” resulting in a “could happen a tragedy like the one that took place in 1992, with the result that people may die”.
To me the situation resembles not 1992, and 2008. Then too, it all began with demands the withdrawal of Russian bases provocations against peacekeepers in Abkhazia and South Ossetia, the American instructors training the Georgian special forces. What ended, we all remember well. Now NATO instructors are trained by Moldovan special forces at a military base in Bulboaca. And it is possible that the Moldovan oligarch plahotniuc, who actually runs the government and Parliament about something that was agreed in the US when there recently went. The Americans got good leverage: tycoon can at any time to ask about the origin of its capital, and there is a high probability that he will not be able to answer.
Only will Russia come to the aid of its peacekeepers and the people of Transnistria in the event of a military attack from Moldova? Because she has no to PMR common border…
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