The elected president of the Republic of Moldova, Maia Sandu, considers that the Transnistrian problem cannot be solved following the scenario applied in Nagorno-Karabakh – according to an interview given to the Ukrainian publication “Evropeiska Pravda”, quoted by Radio Chisinau.
“I believe that one day there will be a geopolitical opportunity for the reunification of Moldova and we must be prepared for this. But, in any case, it must be a peaceful solution “- said Maia Sandu, being asked if she sees a possible military solution to the conflict in Transnistria.
At the same time, Maia Sandu stressed that she opposes the federalization of the Republic of Moldova and that she does not support the options proposed by the incumbent president, Igor Dodon, and his party.
“Sandu wants Russian peacekeepers to leave the Transnistrian region. And at the same time it rejects the scenario of federalization, which can help ensure a balance of interests and long-term peace. What is being offered to the inhabitants of the Transnistrian region instead? In fact – the return to the situation of 1992, when the bloody conflict that killed thousands of people broke out. There is an obvious prospect of “thawing” the conflict followed by the entry into the “hot phase”, no matter what Sandu says, about her desire to resolve the issue peacefully, “Panina said.
According to the Russian deputy, it is obvious that “this scenario will never be accepted in Tiraspol”. “The Transnistrian issue could have been solved 17 years ago, when Russia proposed the Kozak memorandum.” This project was rejected under US pressure. All that remains is to regret that Sandu’s current statements appear to have been written under the dictation of the American prompt, “Panina said.
Russia’s foreign ministry has expressed hope that Moldova’s elected president will live up to her election promises to “respect the rights and freedoms of all citizens, regardless of the language they speak,” a foreign ministry spokeswoman said in Moscow. .
Maria Zaharova recalled that President Vladimir Putin has already congratulated Maia Sandu for winning the presidential election and that Russia is interested in mutually beneficial relations with the Republic of Moldova.
At the end of last week, it was announced in Chisinau that incumbent President Igor Dodon would leave for Moscow again, a visit arranged in a conversation with Dmitry Kozak, the deputy head of the Russian Presidential Administration.