Nina Shtanski: “Pridnestrovie has not refused negotiations which currently have multilevel structure”


Deputy Chairperson of the Government of the PMR for International Cooperation, Foreign Minister Nina Shtanski gave comments to the information agency “News Maker” on the upcoming consultations with the 5+2 participants, in particular with Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Radojko Bogojevic.  We remind that the OSCE delegation will visit Pridnestrovie today, on February 9.


Answering the question of the agency, Nina Shtanski stressed:

 “Pridnestrovie has not refused negotiations which currently have multilevel structure. This includes the work of the expert groups (a series of meetings took place, for example, in December), and the discussions at the level of the political representatives of the parties, and extensive correspondence between them, a systematic dialogue, so called permanent consultations “between rounds” of the political representatives of the parties with guarantors, mediators, and observers, and also meetings in the 5+2 format. In the past year the work on all those tracks was carried out with varying degree of intensity. Several rounds of the “Permanent Conference” were postponed due to the departure of our partners in Moldova from the constructive negotiations, from the letter and spirit of the existing agreements. A number of unacceptable unilateral measures as pressure, constraints and blackmail on the part of Moldova set the negotiations back many years”.

We hope that the approaches of the Moldovan side will change. We believe that the potential for finding solutions demanded by the people of Pridnestrovie and Moldova is still high. We are open as before for cooperative work where there cannot be any winners or losers, but partners who are able to respect each other’s interests. We expect that the meetings and consultations with guarantors, mediators, and observers scheduled to be held in Kishinev and Tiraspol in February will allow to clarify prospects for moving forward”.


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