Dmitry Palamarchuk: “Moldova uses a “scorched earth” tactic against Pridnestrovie”


Yesterday in the thematic discussions on areas of instability in Europe, held at the platform of the Gorchakov Fund project “Dialogue in the name of the Future” Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the PMR Dmitry Palamarchuk made a report on the current situation around Pridnestrovie. The diplomat pointed out that today in Eastern Europe a kind of conglomerate of poverty, underdevelopment and hopelessness is artificially created, the only purpose of which is to export these phenomena, their extrapolation to the neighbouring territories. According to him, the constructed “instability takes place in the region of Ukraine, Republic of Moldova, and Pridnestrovie”. “Today, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine using together different methods tend to put pressure on Pridnestrovie. These countries, or rather, their political elites synchronize their actions to punish Pridnestrovie for the emphatically social orientation of the state, for the transparent pro-Russian and pro-Eurasian foreign policy and economic choice,” - said Dmitry Palamarchuk.

“An array of discriminatory steps of Moldova and Ukraine against Pridnestrovie is unprecedentedly extensive. Anti-Pridnestrovian measures are organized in the fields of security, export-import activities, bilateral economic cooperation, freedom of movement of citizens, restrictions of diplomatic, scientific, expert, academic and cultural contacts. An information war are unleashed against Pridnestrovie, the movement of vehicles, freight rail communication are partially blocked, hampered or artificially diverted, cooperation in the field of air traffic and river navigation fails to be established,” - says the Deputy Minister.

According to him, the goal set itself by Moldova using a “scorched earth” tactic against Pridnestrovie is “to get the Pridnestrovian territory and assets without its passionate population, including in order not to provoke in any case the reformatting of Moldovan electoral field”.

The full text of Dmitry Palamarchuk is available on the media portal “Eurasian Pridnestrovie”