Comment by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs


The Foreign Ministry read the Moldovan Political Representative’s response to the inquiry about amendments to the criminal law pending in the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova. The new legislation may result in prosecution and violation of the rights of Pridnestrovian residents.

The Moldovan side’s note, a typical pro forma letter, with no clear answer to the questions raised and no coherent stance of the Republic of Moldova on the threat to security of Pridnestrovian citizens once the bill is passed, proves that the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic’s concerns are justified.

Moreover, the accusatory slogans against Pridnestrovie in the response letter bearing no relation to reality suggest that Chisinau’s actions will go beyond the legislative changes and may lead to the disruption of the present international negotiation mechanism as part of the Moldova-Pridnestrovie settlement.

With this in mind, the Pridnestrovian side is counting on the active involvement of the 5+2 mediators and observers to ensure that the aforementioned or any other hostile measures are not implemented by the Republic of Moldova, since they represent another challenge to peaceful normalization of relations between Pridnestrovie and Moldova.

We look forward to a tangible public response and concrete political and diplomatic moves from the negotiation process actors, including the OSCE Chairmanship-in-Office.

We once again warn the Moldovan side against incautious and short-sighted actions that put citizens of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic at risk and create tension in relations between the sides.