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Russia’s position on peacekeepers in Transnistria unchanged

Russia’s position on presence of the Russian peacekeepers in Transnistria remains unchanged, Russian State Secretary, Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin has announced at a meeting with Transnistrian President Vadim Krasnoselsky in Tiraspol. The parties discussed the situation in the negotiation process in the Moldova-Transnistria conflict settlement.

“All unfounded statements and resolutions submitted to international organizations calling to withdraw the Russian peacekeepers from Transnistria are nothing but exercises in the so-called art of diplomacy. These statements result in no constructive consequences, more probably, they will provoke unnecessary acuteness of the issues,” Karasin said.

Grigory Karasin arrived in Moldova for a two-day visit on March 20 to discuss prospects of development of the relations between the two countries and actions aimed at sooner settlement of the Dniester conflict. At a meeting with Moldova’s Foreign Minister Tudor Ulianovschi Chisinau’s position was announced that withdrawal of Russian troops and weapons is a necessary condition of the Transnistrian conflict settlement.

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