Vadim Krasnoselsky Received the Russian Ambassador


Vadim Krasnoselsky and Oleg Vasnetsov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Moldova, met in the office of the Head of the Pridnestrovian State. Its goal is to exchange relevant information on the current situation in the sphere of Pridnestrovian-Russian relations and in the context of the negotiation process in the format of the "Permanent Meeting ...". The agenda includes issues related to the resumption of full-fledged work of the Tiraspol Point of Outbound Consular Services of the Russian Embassy. Suspension for citizens and documents reception and was justified by the pandemic, whilst its functionality and activities limitation led to accumulation of documentation. About 20,000 applications were not processed. As a result, Russian citizens living in Pridnestrovie have additional difficulties with border crossing, admission to Russian universities, and other areas, Vadim Krasnoselsky said in an interview with the Russian diplomat.

The topics that the interlocutors discussed today included the upcoming autumn elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation. It was about organizational and preparatory measures necessary for Russians living in Pridnestrovie to be able to vote. The PMR President discussed this issue with the Chairman of the Pridnestrovian CEC Elena Gorodetskaya today, at a working meeting. All aspects requiring attention were discussed with the Russian Ambassador.

Interlocutors did not leave unnoticed cultural and educational ties between the two countries. The discussion was about strengthening and developing them. Specific projects and plans got touched upon, including those related to the Pridnestrovian State University. What remains relevant is the issue of giving the status of a Russian university to the PSU named after Taras Shevchenko.

A significant part of the working conversation was devoted to the negotiation process. Parties dwelt in detail on the upcoming meetings of its participants. Interlocutors are confident there’s the need to continue the dialogue and increase its activity and productivity. Vadim Krasnoselsky stressed that the Pridnestrovian side invariably stands for preserving the "5 + 2" format and stands exclusively on dialogue positions. At the same time, the PMR’s President noted that one should not ignore the two-year stagnation within negotiations provoked and supported by Moldova, and also focused on the stable unwillingness of the neighboring republic to fulfill the previously achieved obligations. “For the five 2021 months and during the 2019-2020, we have seen no progress. Expert groups do not practically work, leverage against Pridnestrovie is turned on, the banking blockade continues, VRO issues, neutral license plates issues are not fully resolved, decisions are made to restrict the movement for our drivers starting with September 1 and so on. Not to mention the facts of illegal detention of our officials at the Chisinau airport, detention and seizure of our cargo. All this aggravates the already difficult situation,” Vadim Krasnoselsky recalled.

The Pridnestrovian President expressed confidence that progress in the negotiations is impossible in conditions when one of the parties keeps ignoring its obligations. “If Moldova does not fully implement the reached agreements, then we will have the right to withdraw from the previously signed agreements,” Vadim Krasnoselsky said discussing with Oleg Vasnetsov.

Interlocutors expressed their hope that the meetings scheduled for the near future in the 3 + 2 and 5 + 2 formats will be productive and the parties dialogue will get revived and filled with practical content.

Source: the PMR’s President website