Statement by the PMR’s MFA


The Foreign Ministry reviewed the statement by the Government of the Republic of Moldova regarding the organization and conduct of the presidential elections of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic on December 12, 2021.

We regret to note that the authorities of the neighboring republic have been in a deeply contradictory state for thirty years, speculating on phantom illusions and misleading their own people and the international community.

We remind that it was the decisions of the Parliament of the Moldovan SSR, including the sovereignty declaration of June 23, 1990 and on the independence of the Republic of Moldova of August 27, 1991, that confirmed the legitimate grounds for the approval of the statehood of Moldova and Pridnestrovie – which existed separately until their unification in 1940 – as two equal legal successors of the “illegitimately” created, according to Chisinau, the Union Republic of the MSSR.

What does the government of the present Moldova have to do with the elections in the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic?

The claim to some kind of “reverse” reconstruction of the Union Republic of the MSSR within its Soviet borders, which at the dawn of the 1990s was destroyed by the political separatism of Moldova itself, is grossly contrary to the fundamental political and legal basis for the independence of the Republic of Moldova.

What is the point of the Moldovan authorities’ statements on the electoral processes in the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic that have been within the absolute competence of the Pridnestrovian people and state for more than 31 years?

The statehood of Pridnestrovie is based on the institutions of genuine democracy: the Pridnestrovian people have all constitutional possibilities and independently determine their present and future, including decisions on strategic issues of state development adopted at seven national referendums in the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic. The world community knows well how things are with non-existent referendums in Moldova.

Taking into account the crises endlessly shaking neighboring Moldova for the entire period of its existence, amid the stolen billion and the participation of the Republic of Moldova in the international Laundromat, under daily challenges and problems of the Moldovan people, local politicians have no legal or moral right to speak out about “democratic standards” in Pridnestrovie.