Vitaly Ignatiev Participated in a Discussion on the Russian TV Channel Zvezda


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.

The Head of the Foreign Ministry reminded the interlocutors about the events and consequences of Moldova’s armed aggression against Pridnestrovie in the 1990s. “The war ended in 92 but it did not happen at once. Unfortunately, there is still no political or legal assessment to this. It was only once, when a public independent international tribunal in Moscow, in 1993 gave an assessment to these atrocities, these elements of genocide that took place in our country,” the minister said.

Speaking about the peacekeeping mission on the Dniester, the Foreign Minister of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic stressed out that more than 90% of Pridnestrovian citizens voted in the1995 referendum to support the preservation of the Russian military presence on the territory of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic. “It needs to be understood as well – the entire people of Pridnestrovie totally supports the peacekeeping operation,” the diplomat said.