Vitaly Ignatiev Met with Ambassador-at-Large of the Russian MFA Vitaly Tryapitsyn


A delegation of the Russian MFA, headed by Ambassador-at-Large Vitaly Tryapitsyn, arrived in Pridnestrovie. The Russian diplomats visited the Consular Field Service of the Russian Embassy in Tiraspol. Then the delegation went to a meeting with Pridnestrovian President Vadim Krasnoselsky.

The dialogue with Russian diplomats continued at the Foreign Ministry. Pridnestrovie was represented by PMR Foreign Minister Vitaly Ignatiev, Deputy Foreign Minister Alexandr Stetsiuk and Ambassador-at-Large with the rank of Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of TMR Ruslan Slobodeniuk. The Russian side was also represented by Co-Chairman of the Joint Control Commission from the Russian Federation Alexander Andreev.

Welcoming the guests, Vitaly Ignatiev noted the close cooperation with the Russian Federation on the negotiation process, on bilateral Russian-Pridnestrovian agenda, as well as on consular support for the citizens.

The Minister stressed that the negotiation process is aimed at protecting people’s rights and interests, pointing to a deficit of solutions in demand in this respect.

For his part, Vitaly Tryapitsyn agreed with the thesis that today, the 5+2 format, being ‘on pause’, cannot fulfill its functions, which makes the sides look for solutions through direct dialogue and in the format of expert (working) groups.

The Russian diplomat drew attention to the forthcoming anniversary of the peacekeeping operation and expressed the opinion that it is thanks to it that peace and stability on the Dniester are secured.

As part of the discussion, the negotiation process and interaction with the OSCE Chairmanship-in-Office and Mission to Moldova were analyzed in detail.

The need to approve a mechanism for importing medicines to Pridnestrovie, as well as the conversion of Moldovan lei were touched upon. Vitaly Ignatiev stressed that attempts to shift the focus of the negotiation process to meaningless and unpromising topics are inadmissible.

The sides discussed the transformation of the regional security situation in the context of Moldova’s militarization and the broadening of the range of military, economic and hybrid threats. In this regard, the participants expressed their support for the principles of peace and security between Pridnestrovie and Moldova.

The sides paid special attention to the Joint Control Commission’s current activity, as well as to the main problematic aspects in the JCC’s scheduled activity.

The Foreign Minister informed his Russian counterpart about the scheduled events for the 30th anniversary of the peacekeeping operation on the Dniester. The diplomats exchanged opinions about the prospects of the peacekeeping structure in the context of global and regional security trends.

At the end of the conversation Vitaly Ignatiev awarded Vitaly Tryapitsyn with state and ministerial medals dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the peacekeeping operation in Pridnestrovie and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PMR.