Comment by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PMR


The Foreign Ministry of Pridnestrovie paid attention to the undue reaction from the office of Moldovan political representative regarding the participation of Head of the PMR Official Representation in the Russian Federation Leonid Manakov in the 51st session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

We remind that the leadership of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic elected in free democratic elections under the PMR Constitution and the lawfully instituted authorities, including the country’s diplomatic service, are the only legitimate representatives of the Pridnestrovian people who on their behalf participate in the negotiation process or any other formats of international communication. It is strange that the office of Moldovan political representative, for many years involved in negotiations with the Pridnestrovian authorized representatives, could forget this indisputable fact.

It is also obvious that the Moldovan side can only represent its own narrow political opportunistic interests which fundamentally contradict the interests and expectations of the citizens of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic. This is confirmed by the systematic refusal of the Republic of Moldova to implement previous agreements with Pridnestrovie, the blocking of imports of medicines, fertilizers and other vital categories of goods to the PMR, restrictions in the banking and financial sector, politically motivated criminal prosecution of citizens and other problems created by Chisinau that worsen the lives of Pridnestrovian citizens.

In this context, the Foreign Ministry states that the best the Moldovan side can do is to comply, fully and immediately, with its obligations in the framework of the negotiation process so as to alleviate the situation of not only the Pridnestrovian citizens but also of its own citizens living on the territory of Moldova.

We note that any anti-democratic attempts to impede the interaction of Pridnestrovie with the UN or other international organizations, or with the international community in general, are unpromising and will lead to a deadlock.