Porsche renews full cooperation with Maria SharapovaSport April 26, 15:05
Russia not planning to curtail security cooperation with Europe — General StaffMilitary & Defense April 26, 13:54
Saudi Arabia hopes for cooperation with Russia in oil sectorBusiness & Economy April 26, 13:30
Russian General Staff: West ignores Moscow’s offers to pool efforts to fight terrorMilitary & Defense April 26, 13:24
Ambassadors of EU member states approve visa waiver for Ukraine — sourceWorld April 26, 13:21
Russian defense chief suggests enlisting private sector to assist in demining SyriaMilitary & Defense April 26, 13:07
NATO building up offensive armaments along border with Russia — General StaffMilitary & Defense April 26, 13:05
Press review: Trump to ease up on Moscow's democracy and Russia goes on gold-buying spreePress Review April 26, 13:00
MiG-31 interceptor jet crashes in RussiaMilitary & Defense April 26, 12:41
TIRASPOL, March 24. /TASS/. The breakaway Moldovan republic of Transnistria calls for the soonest resumption of the 5+2 talks between Tiraspol and Chisinau, mediated by Russia, Ukraine and OSCE and observed by the US and the EU, the Transnistrian foreign ministry said.
"(Transnistrian top diplomat Vitaly) Ignatyev has officially put forward his initiative to the OSCE presidency to organize the five-plus-two talks as soon as possible," the ministry’s press service said in a statement.
At the meeting, Tiraspol is expected to voice its concerns about Moldova and Ukraine’s plans to establish joint control at the Transnistrian section of the Moldovan-Ukrainian border.
An OSCE spokesperson earlier played down the concerns, saying that unofficial talks are sufficient for an exchange of opinions on the issue.
Transnistria, a largely Russian-speaking region, broke away from Moldova following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. In 1992 and 1993, tensions erupted into a bloody armed conflict that claimed hundreds of lives on both sides. A peace agreement was signed in Moscow in 1992 and Russian peacekeepers were brought into the conflict area.