Freedom of Movement for Pridnestrovian Citizens Became a Point at Issue during the Extraordinary Meeting of the Public Chamber

Freedom of Movement for Pridnestrovian Citizens Became a Point at Issue during the Extraordinary Meeting of the Public Chamber

In the framework of the today's extraordinary session of the Public Chamber of the PMR discussion on the issues connected to the freedom of movement for Pridnestrovian citizens took part. Deputy Minister Vitaly Ignatiev participated in the event on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PMR.

During the meeting it was pointed out that Moldovan side proceeded with unmotivated restriction of right for freedom of movement for citizens of Russia, Ukraine and other states which are permanently residing in Pridnestrovie, which is a flagrant violation of prior bilateral arrangements. Having analyzed information in sphere of freight and passenger transportation by Pridnestrovian motorcar transport, representatives of the Public Chamber sent their recommendations to executive and legislative state government bodies.

In particular, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PMR was recommended to work out a mechanism of temporary regulation of a problem connected with submission of permits for regular and irregular trucking companies from Pridnestrovie to Ukraine and to the Russian Federation and to proceed the work with the project of Protocol Decision On Some Primary Measures to Provide Freedom of Movement for Population of Pridnestrovie and the Republic of Moldova on base of complex and systematic approach.

The Supreme Council of the PMR is recommended by the Public Chamber to discuss the current situation with permits for conduction of passenger transportations with representatives of the Interfractional Group of the Supreme Rada of Ukraine for Cooperation with Pridnestrovie.

The State Customs Committee of the PMR is recommended to study possibility of priority passing for vehicles with Pridnestrovian car plates and those registered in the PMR in periods of large queues in order to adjust down inconvenience for Pridnestrovian transport operators and owners of passenger cars when crossing Pridnestrovian-Ukrainian border at Kuchurgan checkpoint.

State Service for Transport and Road Facilities was recommended to conduct measures aimed at securing correspondence of cards and documents to the international norms and practices in this field.

Addresses appealing for assistance in solving these issues were also sent to Public Chambers of the Russian Federation, of Ukraine and to the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office.