Articles and Interviews


The Pridnestrovian Foreign Minister gave an exclusive interview about the negotiation process, association with the EU and the supply of products and medications to the republic.

Exclusive interview: Pridnestrovian Foreign Minister Vitaly Ignatiev answers questions from Sputnik Moldova.

– What is your assessment of the status of the negotiation process with Chisinau?


Minister of Foreign Affairs of Pridnestrovie Vitaly Ignatiev took questions from the journalist of the Italian news agency ANSA, Fabrizio Rostelli.

The reporter was interested in a broad range of topics related to the current situation around Pridnestrovie, the Moldova-Pridnestrovie settlement and the prospects for international developments in light of the ongoing geopolitical processes.


The Pridnestrovian settlement process is currently in a state of stagnation. What is the reason for this and how do the events in Ukraine affect the relations between Chisinau and Tiraspol?

Vitaly Ignatiev, the head of the Pridnestrovian Foreign Ministry, responded to Sputnik Moldova’s questions.

- How would you describe the situation in the settlement today?


Foreign Minister Vitaly Ignatiev gave an interview to journalists from France who came to Pridnestrovie to make a documentary about the republic for French television.


PMR Foreign Minister Vitaly Ignatiev gave an interview to the correspondent of the Spanish news agency EFE Jose Ignacio Ortega Vasalo. The journalist was interested in a wide range of issues connected with the Moldovan-Pridnestrovian conflict, relations of Pridnestrovie with Ukraine and the European Union, as well as regional security.


The press service of the Foreign Ministry of Pridnestrovie commented in detail on Moldova's recent statements on the transport problem

On September 1, at Moldova's numerous requests, Ukraine banned the entry of vehicles with Pridnestrovian-type state license plates, thereby violating human rights and agreements of the negotiation process. As a result, the already difficult situation in the Moldovan-Pridnestrovian settlement has been further complicated.


The Pridnestrovian Foreign Minister Vitaly Ignatiev gave an interview to Benjamin Munk a journalist of the Danish National Public Radio. The correspondent was interested in a wide range of issues related to the Moldovan-Pridnestrovian conflict, to cooperation of Pridnestrovie with other countries and to republic’s prospects for international recognition.


The Pridnestrovian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vitaly Ignatiev gave an interview to Johanna Melén, the Radio Sweden correspondent. The journalist was interested in a wide range of issues related to the Moldovan-Pridnestrovian negotiation process, republic’s international contacts development and Pridnestrovian statehood’s genesis and prospects.


The Pridnestrovian Foreign Minister, Vitaly Ignatiev participated in an "Open Air" talk show on the Russian TV channel Zvezda. The program touched upon topical issues of the Moldovan-Pridnestrovian conflict, on the peacekeeping operation on the Dniester functioning and on current political and socio-economic situation around Pridnestrovie.


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


The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the PMR answered the questions of the First Pridnestrovian TV Channel. Journalists spotlighted on the situation within the negotiation process between Pridnestrovie and the Republic of Moldova.


The PMR’s Foreign Minister Vitaly Ignatiev gave an interview to Mr. Eiki Berg, Tartu University Professor (Estonia), and his colleague Kristel Vits. The scientists showed interest in a wide range of topics, including the Pridnestrovian trade with the EU, certain aspects of relations with the Republic of Moldova and geopolitical context of the Moldovan-Pridnestrovian settlement process. Political and legal prerequisites for the Pridnestrovian state formation were also part of discussion.


Minister of Foreign Affairs of Pridnestrovie told "Kommersant" about relations with Kishinev, Moscow and Kiev.


Press Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PMR commented on the publication of some statements by the representatives of the Republic of Moldova on the Moldovan-Pridnestrovian settlement. 


Lately it seems that the relations between Kishinev and Tiraspol are deadlocked. Indeed, there was Berlin. More precisely it was another round of negotiations in the 5+2 format held on June 2-3. It was a breakthrough after a lull. Certainly, it was all thanks to the efforts of Russia and Germany which is chairing the OSCE. The meeting resulted in signing of a protocol, drafted by the Russian delegation, with a variety of items that meet interests of ordinary citizens. What is the Pridnestrovian side assessment of the current stage of relations?


The acting Foreign Minister, Vitaly Ignatiev, has commented to Novosti Pridnestrovya on the work of the “Permanent Conference on Political Issues...”, also known as the 5+2 format, which has resumed after a long pause.

NP: Mr. Ignatiev, on 2 and 3 June you took part in a 5+2 format round of negotiations, how could you characterize its results?


The Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic - the state formation with difficult plight. Besides the delicate balance of relations with Kishinev and Moscow, the situation in neighbouring Ukraine has to be taken into account. Both unionists dreaming about entering into Romania and Kiev’s nationalists bear a grudge against the distinctive enclave of the Russian world.


​First Lady of the PMR Nina Shevchuk tells about the foreign policy of the unrecognized republic


Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the PMR Dmitry Palamarchuk about the actual blockade against Pridnestrovie


“The view is widely held in Russia that the Pridnestrovian conflict is frozen, the situation does not change, there's no hurry. In fact, the situation is rapidly regressing, Moldavia and Ukraine are actively drifting toward the West, while dealing a blow by blow to Pridnestrovie, head of the Foreign Ministry of Pridnestrovie Vitaly Ignatiev told about it to the VZGLYAD newspaper (the “View”). According to him, such actions fit into the logic of “hybrid wars”.