Statements and Comments


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic is deeply concerned about the developments around the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.

With pain in our hearts we receive the reports about the outbreak of a military operation in the conflict zone. We empathize with the brotherly people of Artsakh and believe that no political objectives or ambition can justify the use of weapons and the loss of human life.


We view the adoption by the Moldovan Parliament of a bill that creates grounds for politically motivated criminal prosecution of virtually every resident of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic as an act of aggression aimed at undermining the negotiation process and as a deliberate prologue to massive human rights violations.


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 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.


Today the Foreign Ministry received notification from the Moldovan side of its refusal of a previously planned meeting of representatives on political issues during the period proposed by Chisinau itself and a request to postpone it indefinitely.

Such passivity of the authorized representatives of the Republic of Moldova does not help to normalize the stagnating negotiation process and impedes the rapid resolution of numerous problematic issues in the interests of the people.


On April 25-26, the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic came under three terrorist attacks, which prompted the Security Council to adopt the decision to introduce the highest red level of terrorist threat in Pridnestrovie.

At present, the State authorities of the republic are implementing a broad set of measures towards ensuring peace, stability and security of all residents of Pridnestrovie.


We have taken note of the statement by the Moldovan government that was made with the explicit purpose of justifying the blockade and restrictive measures used against Pridnestrovie, but has turned into an act of self-disclosure.


Because of the destructive actions of the Moldovan side, medicines needed by the population and medical institutions of Pridnestrovie have been detained for several weeks at the Moldova-Romania border and customs terminals of the Republic of Moldova. In addition to the already withheld cargoes, Moldova refuses to issue permits allowing new consignments of medical supplies to be imported. As a result, a significant part of shipments was stopped and in-demand medicines are in short supply.


The Foreign Ministry states that Moldova persistently applies administrative and bureaucratic barriers and restrictions against Pridnestrovian importers.

Thus, on April 6 this year, at a meeting of political representative of Pridnestrovie and Moldova, involving Pridnestrovian pharmaceutical companies, the Moldovan side made a public promise, no later than April 11, to let through one of the importing company's goods that had been at Moldovan customs post in Bulboaca since March 27 and April 1  . However, this promise has not been fulfilled.


Due to the continuation of baseless publications on the social media of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, this time about the allegedly provocative actions being prepared by the Russian side on the territory of Pridnestrovie, the PMR’s Foreign Ministry is authorized to state the following.


The Pridnestrovian Foreign Ministry reports that in the past month neighboring Moldova, using the fact that Ukraine closed its borders with Pridnestrovie in late February, has been actively resorting to administrative and bureaucratic barriers and restrictions deliberately creating tension and interruptions in the import of socially significant goods to Pridnestrovie.


The Foreign Ministry made notice of the conclusion adopted by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on March 15 this year containing clearly biased politicized expressions in an effort to accuse the Russian Federation of the so-called “act of military aggression against the Republic of Moldova” and the so-called “occupation” of Pridnestrovie. No less interesting were the subsequent comments and statements of some Moldovan officials and politicians.

In this regard, we consider it appropriate to highlight several points.


We regard the submission by the Republic of Moldova’s leadership of an application for membership in the European Union as a geopolitical decision leading to a change in international borders and spheres of influence in the regional space and radically altering the circumstances of the final settlement of Moldovan-Pridnestrovian relations.

We understand the decision of our neighboring republic’s leadership.


The Foreign Ministry reports that RM law enforcement representatives in the Causeni customs terminal unlawfully broke into the car owned by the Pridnestrovian carrier and seized part of the batch of the Pridnestrovian-type plates.

We consider another provocation from Chisinau designed to aggravate problems in the road transport sector with the aim to violate the rights and interests of residents of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic to be an evidence of the Republic of Moldova’s refusal to act adequately in negotiations with Pridnestrovie.


The Pridnestrovian Foreign Ministry considered the comment of Moldova’s Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita, expressing a rather strange regret that “the Pridnestrovian side preferred direct letters to use existing formats”. At the same time, Moldova’s representative believes that Pridnestrovie “must go through the existing formats first”.


With regard to the attempts of the Moldovan side to justify the destructive seizure of billets of Pridnestrovian license plates of two types, let us add further clarity, revealing the inconsistency and illegitimacy of the Republic of Moldova’s actions.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs that on December 22 of this year, the customs authorities of the Republic of Moldova unreasonably detained a cargo comprising neutral and Pridnestrovian license plates.

The measures taken through political and diplomatic channels to release the Pridnestrovian cargo as soon as possible did not yield positive results.


We reviewed the Moldovan Parliament’s decision to declare 2022 the “year of gratitude” to the combatants, who were sent by the Moldovan authorities to kill Pridnestrovians only for the desire to live on their land, speak their native language and raise children in their own system of cultural and moral values and traditions.


On December 9-10 of this year, at the Chisinau airport, Moldovan law enforcement agencies banned the entry of many representatives of the Russian Federation who were heading to Pridnestrovie for various purposes, including participation in monitoring the electoral process at the presidential elections of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic.


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.