NATO experts arrive in Moldova to assist in developing military strategyWorld January 24, 21:13
FIA F1 top management reshuffle unlikely to affect Russia’s Sochi GP — expertSport January 24, 20:42
Russia hopes for constructive work with Trump's administration at G20Business & Economy January 24, 20:29
Everything you need to know about Oscars 2017 nominationsSociety & Culture January 24, 19:57
Konchalovsky glad his film Paradise is absent from list of Oscar nomineesSociety & Culture January 24, 18:55
Russian meteorology service reports 2016 is record warm year in ArcticBusiness & Economy January 24, 18:22
Russian chief negotiator comments on outcome of Syria peace talks in AstanaRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 24, 18:11
Legendary Isinbayeva blasts recent German film on alleged doping in Russian athleticsSport January 24, 18:07
Russian senator says Astana meeting on settling Syrian crisis proves successfulRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 24, 17:55
TIRASPOL, September 2 (Itar-Tass) — Russia and Ukraine should remain guarantors for peace settlement between Moldova and the Dniester region, the unrecognized republic’ s leader, Igor Smirnov, said at the celebrations devoted to the 21st anniversary of the Dniester region’s independence.
“Today a system of measures for strengthening regional security would be incomplete without Ukraine’s participation, including that in the peacekeeping operation,” he said on Friday. “Russia and Ukraine should remain guarantors for peaceful settlement and ensure regional stability.”
“Moscow’s interference helped to stop deaths of civilians and created conditions for peaceful settlement of the conflict. Efficiency of the peacekeeping operation under the aegis of Russia is time-tested and life-proven,” Smirnov said.
Chisinau and Tiraspol have been conducting talks since 1993, but in February 2006 the Moldovan delegation withdrew from the talks.
The conflict settlement talks involving Moldova, the Dniester region, Russia, Ukraine and the OSCE resumed under Russian mediation in 2008.
This process was suspended over Moldova’s political situation. Since then only working consultations on the Dniester conflict settlement take place.