TIRASPOL, July 6. /TASS/. Russia will impeccably adhere to its status of guarantor of peace on the Dniester river, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Wednesday.
"The Russian military mission, our peacekeepers will definitely fulfill their duties until the end, you can fully rely on us. Russia will impeccably adhere to its status of guarantor of peace on the Dniester," Rogozin told the Transdniestrian parliament.
"Unfriendly measures that the Moldovan side took by trying to restrict rotation of our servicemen, delivery of cargoes, only led to an opposite result," the deputy prime minister said. Russian servicemen have now switched to self-sufficiency with what is produced in Transdniestria, he noted.
"It is pointless to try to hold down the Russian army by administrative and customs pliers. No one will ever be able to do this. I like to joke that tanks don’t need visas," Rogozin concluded.
Rogozin went on to say the Moscow and Tiraspol have agreed to establish a program on development of relations between Transdniestria and Russia’s regions.
"We’ve agreed to establish a program on development on relations between Transdniestria and the Russian regions in the areas, which may be interesting for Transdniestria," he said.