CHISINAU, March 14. /TASS/. Leader of unrecognized Transnistria Vadim Krasnoselsky noted Russia’s important role in supporting peace in the Dniester River area. He said about it at a meeting with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin in Moscow, the press service of the Transnistrian leader noted on Thursday.
"Krasnoselsky thanked Russia for systematic support for Transnistria's population, as well as the undertaken efforts in the sphere of security and peacemaking activity," the report says. The politician also stressed Moscow’s active role at the negotiations that are held in the "five plus two" format (Moscow, Transnistria, OSCE, Russia and Ukraine, as well as observers from the EU and the US).
Russian peacemakers were deployed to the combat zone on July 29, 1992, in correspondence with the Agreement on the principles of peaceful settlement of the armed conflict in the Transnistrian region of the Republic of Moldova, that was signed on July 21, 1992, by the Russian and Moldovan presidents in the presence of Transnistria’s leaders. They are currently supporting peace in the zone of security along the Dniester together with the blue helmets of Moldova, Transnistria and a group of military observers from Ukraine.
Russia also provides support to the residents of the region, implementing various humanitarian projects. Many Transnistrian residents have Russian citizenship.