In a video call format today a human rights subgroup meeting was held. Following the results of the previous meeting, the human rights ombudsmen of the parties agreed to discuss the rights of people living with HIV / AIDS and the possibilities of cooperation on this track.

Violating the previously agreed agenda the Moldovan side tried to use this platform for speculation.


This week, the Pridnestrovian side initiated four meetings of expert (working) groups: on customs interaction, telecommunication and postal services, development of transport and road facilities and a subgroup on banking issue.


The PMR Foreign Ministry press service comments on new Kristina Lesnik’s “information attacks”


Tomorrow, it is planned to hold a video format meeting of expert (working) groups on customs issues initiated by the Pridnestrovian side.


The Pridnestrovian Ministry of Foreign Affairs notes another false interpretation that Moldova’s representative office on political issues published today.


How come that Moldova’s representatives deliberately disrupt the work of expert groups and blame Pridnestrovie for this?


Be informed that the Russian Federation Government had previously adopted the Decree  allowing a single exit from Russia to the place of permanent residence in a foreign country for citizens of the Russian Federation disposing of  citizenship, residence permit or other valid document confirming the right to permanent residence.


The  Foreign Ministry hosted a meeting with the World Health Organization delagation led by Igor Pokanevich, WHO Representative in the Republic of Moldova. The Pridnestrovian side was represented by Minister of Foreign Affairs  Vitaly Ignatiev, Minister of Internal Affairs Ruslan Mova, acting  Minister of Health Elena Kulichenko, the first deputy head of the department Kristina Albul and the head doctor of the State Institution “Republican Center for Hygiene and Epidemiology” Natalia Beril.


At the  PMR Government's site took place an online meeting with the delegation of the World Health Organization led by Igor Pokanevich, WHO Representative in Moldova. The discussion was also attended by  UNICEF and the OSCE representatives.


Today, as part of permanent working communication a telephone conversation between the PMR Foreign Minister Vitaly Ignatiev and Igor Pokanevich, representative of the World Health Organization took place.


The Pridnestrovian Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted the Republic of Moldova’s next in turn fact of blocking freight import to Pridnestrovie. And namely, since April 25, the Republic of Moldova is detaining on its territory the vehicle that transports equipment meant for providing security to the healthcare workers in the fight against coronavirus infection pandemic.  


The Pridnestrovian Ministry of Foreign Affairs cannot leave without reaction the latest hypocritical and false in their content attacks of the Moldovan authorities on Pridnestrovie voiced by the Republic of Moldova’s political representative.


In the framework of constant working communication, a telephone conversation between the Pridnestrovian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vitaly Ignatiev and the Ambassador-at-Large of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sergey Gubarev took place.

The Minister expressed his gratitude to the Russian side for its substantial support in the fight against the coronavirus infection spread in Pridnestrovie, including the donation of 5000 tests and related reagents for COVID-19 virus disease detecting.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PMR welcomed the decision of the Moldovan side to facilitate accommodation and professional conditions on the territory of the Republic of Moldova for the medical staff concerned during the lockdown.

The Pridnestrovian side has initially been consistent in proposing this recommendation to Moldovan representatives and welcomes this long-overdue decision taking into account the international and Pridnestrovian experience in coronavirus infection containment based on people’s life and health care.


The PMR Ministry of Foreign Affairs reviewed the representative on political issues from the Republic of Moldova Cristina Lesnic’s statements on convening a kind of “emergency” video meeting with the “5 + 2” format representatives’ participation.

As able to see, due to the lack of convincing arguments, the Moldovan side is demonstrating a critical decline in its professional level and that negatively affects the dialogue quality and impedes progress in the settlement.

A whole series of objective facts completely offsets Chisinau’s speculative attacks.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs got acquainted with the Office of the Representative for Political Affairs of the Republic of Moldova information message which states that Pridnestrovie did not allegedly respond about a regular meeting of Expert (Working) Groups on health issues holding.

This information is incorrect since the answer was indeed sent on April 8.


The Pridnestrovian Foreign Minister held a video format negotiation with the Special Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Thomas Mayr-Harting and the Head of the OSCE Mission to Moldova Klaus Neukirch.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PMR continues to provide assistance to Pridnestrovian citizens who are in difficult situation due to air, rail and transport links suspension, and due to work limitation of checkpoints in many European countries, including Russia and Ukraine.


Please be advised that due to forced measures aimed at preventing the spread of the new type of coronavirus infection, such transport links as air and rail to many European countries including Ukraine and Moldova have been suspended and checkpoints have been limited.

The Pridnestrovian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is making efforts to assist Pridnestrovian citizens who are in a difficult situation outside the country.