Cardinal Parolin: Dialogue of Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches to help them feel unitySociety & Culture August 20, 8:27
Polina Dibrova, mother of three, wins Mrs. Russia 2017 beauty pageantSociety & Culture August 20, 4:41
Russian emergencies ministry plane returns from firefighting mission in ArmeniaWorld August 20, 4:39
East Ukraine conflict claimed nearly 3,000 civilian lives — ICRCWorld August 20, 1:56
Renowned Russian filmmaker Andrei Konchalovsky turns 80Society & Culture August 20, 0:48
One of seven injured in Surgut stabbing spree in critical condition — authoritiesSociety & Culture August 19, 23:51
Netanyahu expects to meet with Putin in Sochi on August 23 — Israeli premier’s officeRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 19, 22:47
Surgut attacker is identified as a local resident - investigationSociety & Culture August 19, 14:09
Combat module containing neural networks may become series in Russia in 2018 — designerMilitary & Defense August 19, 10:44
MOSCOW, November 7. /TASS/. Any speculation about withdrawal of Russian peacekeepers from Transnistria are premature and have provocative nature, a senior Russian lawmaker said on Monday.
Earlier in the day, Moldova’s Defense Minister Anatol Salaru said in Chisinau that he had agreed with his Ukrainian counterpart to draft by the yearend a plan of the withdrawal of the Russian military and weapons from Transnistria, which envisages the establishment of a so-called ‘green corridor’ across Ukraine for them.
"Today, any talk about withdrawal of Russian forces from Transnistria is obviously premature and is of provocative nature," Frants Klintsevich, the first deputy chairman of the defense and security committee of Russia’s Federation Council upper parliament house, said.
"As a matter of fact, it is not clear who can replace Russian troops performing a peacekeeping mission in this region," he said, adding that withdrawal of the Russian contingent "will inevitably trigger resumption of the armed conflict."
He said the Moldovan minister’s statement was "at least strange." "There is a popular saying: ‘It’s like you wake up and find your goose is cooked,’" he said. "Thanks, of course, but no. It is up to Russia to make a decision based, naturally, on the interests of Transnistria’s people."
Earlier on Monday, President of the unrecognized republic of Transnistria Yevgeny Shevchuk told TASS his republic is categorically against withdrawal of Russian peacekeepers from the region.