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Moldova association with EU economically unfeasible — Russian deputy PM

July 02, 2014, 18:34 UTC+3 MOSCOW

“These fundamental human rights of the people of Transdniestria are now being violated,” he says

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Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin

Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin

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MOSCOW, July 02./ITAR-TASS/. Moldova’s association with the European Union is not economically feasible, believes Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.

“Chisinau's stance, which we are reluctant to accept by any means, contravenes the natural logic of life,” he said after meeting with a delegation of unrecognized Transdniestria region. “700,000 Moldavians work as labour migrants here in Russia, which yields huge revenues for Moldova’s budget.”

Rogozin wondered why Moldova had not signed an association agreement with the Customs Union, a grouping of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, or the Eurasian Union.

“It is illogical, and they are signing the agreement in defiance of Transdniestria, without consideration for the economic conditions” that the agreement will bring about for the unrecognized republic, he believes.

Moldova signed the EU association agreement in Brussels on June 27. The national parliament ratified the document on Wednesday.

He noted that Moldova and those responsible for the country’s association agreement with the European Union are violating the fundamental rights of the people of the unrecognized Transdniestria republic.

Rogozin mentioned that one of the UN Charter's fundamental human rights was “the right to life and economic welfare”.

“These fundamental human rights of the people of Transdniestria are now being violated. Who are the violators? The Republic of Moldova and those behind the EU association agreement,” he said.

The situation was developing against a background of the Ukraine tragedy, Rogozin said.

“While earlier we could hope for Transdniestrians to move to Ukraine, all Russian citizens are now prohibited from leaving the territory, primarily men aged from 16 to 65. They cannot leave their region that has no access to either sea or Russia, Rogozin said. Transdniestrians were strained economically, their opinion is ignored in signing agreements with Brussels and they are being blackmailed, he added.

Russia should take steps in this situation and Wednesday’s document signed with the delegation from Tiraspol was the first one, he said, adding Russia would also cooperate with Chisinau for further settlement “to explain to the Moldovan government there are certain fundamental human rights enshrined in the UN Charter”.

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