Experts to search for lost Progress spacecraft’s fragments in SiberiaScience & Space December 06, 23:57
Russian opera prima donna nominated for Grammy 2017 awardSociety & Culture December 06, 23:46
Russian pediatrician wounded in Aleppo flown to MoscowWorld December 06, 23:35
Putin looks forward to overcoming negative trends in turnover with TurkeyBusiness & Economy December 06, 21:20
Red Cross to continue humanitarian operations in Aleppo — spokespersonWorld December 06, 21:09
Russia proposes UN to be venue for discussing world’s controversial anti-doping systemSport December 06, 21:04
Dialogue on Germany’s initiative for armed control depends on NATO — diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 06, 20:57
Mikhail Saakashvili says he seeks to change Ukraine’s political classWorld December 06, 20:46
Defense minister promises 2017 World Military Games in Sochi to be held 'at highest level'Military & Defense December 06, 20:37
“Such appeals may destabilise regional situation,” he told a news conference on Thursday.
Appeals to pull back Russian peacekeepers “cannot be left unattended,” he said. The Transdniestrian leader noted that the peacekeeping mission might be transformed in the self-proclaimed republic, only when a political solution to the crisis is found. “Then this will be possible to say about this, but now this only destabilises the situation,” he added.
Joint peacekeeping forces of Russia, Moldova and Transdniestria, as well as a group of military observers from Ukraine are now maintaining peace on the two banks of the Dniester River. No violence outbreaks have been recorded in the region during their presence, which allowed Chisinau and Tiraspol to negotiate peaceful settlement of disputes.
Moldova says the conflict is over and calls for changing the existing peacekeeping format by deploying an international mission of OSCE observers.
In late September, Moldova’s Foreign Minister Natalia Gherman insisted on the soonest withdrawal of Russian peacekeepers from Transdniestria and deployment of an international civil mission. She said that withdrawal of Russian troops would have a positive impact on the talks between Chisinau and Tiraspol.