Vadim Krasnoselsky Meets with the U.S. Ambassador


A meeting between Vadim Krasnoselsky and US diplomats took place in the Pridnestrovian Presidential Administration. The delegation, which arrived in Tiraspol, was headed by U.S. Ambassador to Moldova Kent Logsdon. The PMR Foreign Minister, Vitaly Ignatiev, also took part in the meeting.

Welcoming the guests, Vadim Krasnoselsky noted the importance of maintaining constant working contacts, spoke about the need for a systemic dialogue and the advantages of timely and full awareness of topical problems for a prompt and effective response. Referring to the negotiation process and the functioning of the 5+2 format, the PMR President stated that it is stagnating. The country’s leader said that the prospects for revitalization are vague. Vadim Krasnoselsky drew the interlocutors’ attention to the fact that Moldova had pulled out not only from the formally reached and documented agreements, but also from the agreements that the Pridnestrovian head of state classified as gentleman agreements. In particular, Vadim Krasnoselsky addressed the free movement constraints faced by Pridnestrovian officials. This included the many hours of forced stay of some Pridnestrovian citizens at Chisinau airport.

Interlocutors also discussed the effects geopolitics has on the Pridnestrovian economy, which are absolutely negative. Difficulties in foreign trade are aggravated by the restrictive-blockade measures that Moldova resorts to, impeding both export and import of goods of Pridnestrovian producers. Vadim Krasnoselsky believes, the problems are created artificially.

With such a model of behavior, Moldova not only fails to foster the solution of the accumulated problems, but also undermines the trust, both of the Pridnestrovian leadership and negotiators in their vis-a-vis, and of the people who are feeling the effects of the ever growing tension.

The U.S. diplomat expressed readiness to engage in a detailed discussion of the issues on the current agenda, noting that there are many areas of the dialogue.

During the meeting, Vadim Krasnoselsky stressed that despite the complexity of the developments around Pridnestrovie and their impact on the domestic situation, the republic remains committed to the principles of peace-loving attitude, the preservation of peace and security in Pridnestrovie and the region, and the continuing dialogue using diplomatic tools only. The PMR President deemed it necessary to mention that the Moldovan side declares its desire for peace, and stressed he is grateful for this position. Yet, the fact remains that Moldova’s approach to the Moldova-Pridnestrovie negotiations is destructive. Vadim Krasnoselsky expressed hope that further actions of our neighbors will not be aimed at escalation.

Source: website of the PMR President