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MOSCOW, September 2 (Itar-Tass) - A decision by Moldova to become an associate member of the European Union will lead to revision of agreements with Russia and complicate settlement of the Dniester separatist region problem, Russian Vice-Premier Dmitry Rogozin said on Rossiya-24 television.
Moldova is on the threshold of preparations for the Vilnius summit, where a decision is expected to be taken on association of Ukraine and Moldova with the European Union.
"If they take the path, it should be taken into consideration that it does not mean joining the EU," Rogozin said. "It is an anteroom where they may be kept rather long but at the same time 'twisted around their little finger' cutting relations first with the Russian Federation." Many relations existing at present inevitably would be revised, he added.
For Moldova, it would have an important consequence connected with solving the Dniester region issue, Rogozin said. They were seriously mistaken if a new pro-European government in Chisinau believed a decision could be taken without looking back, without consulting with its people and especially with the Dniester region, cutting historic relations with its eastern neighbour wherein lay the entire market for Moldovan products and the market for Moldovan workers.
The issue will be on the agenda during Rogozin's visit to Chisinau on Monday.