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MOSCOW, January 18 (Itar-Tass) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said it was blasphemous to use the incident on the Moldovan-Transdniester border for own purposes.
Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, Lavrov said, “It is blasphemous to try to hysterically talk about the incident and condition it by the fact that the peacekeeping operation should be winded up.”
“The incident happened at the ninth peacekeepers post on a bridge across the Dniester River, near the town of Vadul-lui-Voda, at 7:15 a.m. local time (9:15 a.m. Moscow time) on January 1. Two teenagers from the Pyryta village on the eastern bank of the Dniester River were riding towards Chisinau. When the car entered the bridge, the driver ignored the stop road sign at the peacekeepers post and disobeyed the demand to pull over. About 20 minutes later the car returned and drove on without stopping. The peacekeepers post commander fired into the air in warning before firing at the car. The peacekeepers called an ambulance and the boy was taken to the Chisinau hospital. He died of a big loss of blood,” Lavrov said.
In his words, “We will investigate this incident.” He regretted that Moldova “refused to cooperate in full and tried to politicise the problem”.
He expressed hope that all emotions “will calm down soon. I hope that all will be right and that everyone realises the need to create conditions for solving the very serious problem”.