PMR President Vadim Krasnoselsky Met with Andrey Rudenko Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia


During his working visit to the Russian Federation, the President of the PMR Vadim Krasnoselsky met with Andrei Rudenko, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. The dialogue took place at the Russian Foreign Ministry site. The Russian side was represented by Ambassador-at-Large Vitaly Tryapitsyn and Director of the Second Department of the CIS Countries Alexei Polishchuk whilst the Pridnestrovian side got represented by the Pridnestrovian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vitaly Ignatiev.

In his salutatory address, Vadim Krasnoselsky thanked the Russian side for its systemic support for Pridnestrovie in various fields, including within countering the COVID-19 coronavirus infection pandemic. The head of state expressed special gratitude to the Russian side for providing the republic with a batch of Sputnik V vaccine.

During the conversation, interlocutors touched upon a wide range of issues within the framework of Russian-Pridnestrovian cooperation and the negotiation process between Pridnestrovie and the Republic of Moldova. As to the latter, according to the President of the PMR, there are alarming tendencies associated with further dialogue degradation accompanied by a critical drop in its dynamics and effectiveness at all levels.

Special attention was paid to new problems and threats, including within freedom of movement for Pridnestrovian motorists, which could negatively affect the settlement process. In this regard, a mutual opinion on the inadmissibility of making any unilateral decisions that could harm the interests of the residents of Pridnestrovie was expressed. The meeting participants also spoke in favor for all negotiating mechanisms’ active work soonest resumption.

Continuing the discussion, Vadim Krasnoselsky and Andrei Rudenko discussed promising areas of cooperation between Pridnestrovie and the Russian Federation. The sides covered as well the development of interaction in the social, humanitarian and trade and economic spheres, ensuring the rights and interests of Pridnestrovian residents, and the peacekeeping operation functioning on the Dniester. In this context, the Pridnestrovian side presented a number of practical proposals aimed at intensifying bilateral contacts and stabilizing the situation around the republic.

Ending the meeting, parties expressed their readiness to continue the established friendly contacts on the entire spectrum of topical issues.

Source: the PMR’s President website