Attempts to ascribe some aggressive plans of the Russian military presence in Transnistria look blatant provocation, said the Ambassador for special assignments of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the Plenipotentiary of Russia in the work of the permanent conference on political issues in the negotiations on the Transnistrian settlement Sergey Gubarev.
"Operational group of Russian troops (the remaining units of the 14th army) and the Russian peacekeepers in Transnistria are in Accordance with articles 2 and 4 of the" agreement on principles of peaceful settlement of the armed conflict in the Transnistrian region of the Republic of Moldova, signed on 21 July 1992 by the presidents of Russia and Moldova in the presence of the head of Transnistria ", - noted the diplomat, RIA " Novosti ".
"For the sustenance of this population with Ukraine signed a number of special agreements, denounced the Verkhovna Rada on may 21 of this year with the failures of a number of its international Treaty obligations, said Gubarev.- of course, the way out of the situation we find, However, stability in the region, this approach does not add to, complicate, and Russian participation in the peacekeeping operation ". In September last year the Minister of foreign Affairs of Moldova Natalia Gherman from the rostrum of the UN General Assembly said that the Russian Federation must withdraw its peacekeepers from Transnistria, and they will be replaced by an International civilian mission. However, Moscow considers Attempts by Moldova and Ukraine of the extrusion from Transnistria Russian peacekeepers unfriendly shares, undermining the foundations of the peacekeeping operation. Transnistria, 60% of the inhabitants are Russians and Ukrainians sought to secede from Moldova even before the destruction of the USSR, fearing that the wave of nationalism Moldova will join Romania. In 1992, after the failed Attempt of the authorities of Moldova the power to solve the problem, Transnistria was in fact beyond the control of the Chisinau area. Now the peacekeeping operation in Transnistria are in overall peacekeeping force, which includes 402 Russian soldiers, 492 Transnistrian, 355 Moldovan and ten military observers from Ukraine. The peacekeepers are fifteen stations and checkpoints that are placed on key points of the safety zone.