Statements and Comments


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic received information that Ukraine has banned the entry and movement of vehicles with state registration plates of Pridnestrovie through its territory, starting today.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted a statement by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Relations, US Department of State, regarding court rulings related to several nationals of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs took note of the biased media statements by the Official Representative of Moldova to the Council of Europe on the Romanian-language schools on the territory of Pridnestrovie.

In this regard, we draw the Moldovan official's attention to the fact that the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic is committed to an approach allowing its citizens to exercise their right to freely choose the language of instruction and get education in appropriate educational institutions.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomes the statement adopted by the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation regarding the inadmissibility of any destructive moves from the neighboring states against Pridnestrovie and the need for measures to support Russian citizens and Russian compatriots living in the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic.

The mentioned document has once again confirmed the significant role of the Russian Federation as a guarantor country and mediator in the Moldovan-Pridnestrovian settlement.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs got acquainted with the information that starting from September 1 current year, Ukraine plans to introduce a movement ban on its territory for vehicles registered in the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic; an exception would make vehicles with neutral license plates.


The Pridnestrovian Ministry of Foreign Affairs keeps receiving information that on the Ukrainian-Pridnestrovian border, at the Kuchurgany check point, the Republic of Moldova’s border officials are spreading rumors that allegedly, starting from March 15, current year, the movement of Pridnestrovian vehicles, except from those possessing neutral plates, will be limited.


Some of the republic’s enterprises have recently appealed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic informing about the facts of illegitimate detention at the Kuchurgany checkpoint and on the territory of the Republic of Moldova, of a number of goods intended for internal consumption within Pridnestrovie.


The Pridnestrovian side noted the specific reaction of the Moldovan Political Representative’s Office to the official appeal of Pridnestrovie to ensure the implementation of the electoral right of citizens of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic within the Single Voting Day on November 29, 2020.


On October 7, 2020, the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic law enforcement agencies detained a group of people for committing a number of crimes on the territory of Pridnestrovie; it is to be noted that two of them are being active members of the security forces of the Republic of Moldova.

Certain political forces in Moldova tried to speculate on the situation for electoral purposes. As you know, Pridnestrovie takes a principled position of non-interference in internal political processes in the neighboring state.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PMR expresses extreme concern in connection with the armed conflict escalation due to the Republic of Azerbaijan army’s attacking actions against the Republic of Artsakh; actions that have already brought to numerous casualties on both sides.

We strongly condemn the next round of military aggression, accompanied by shelling settlements and civilian infrastructure, thus, leading to innocent civilians’ death.


In connection with the ongoing attacks by certain high-ranking officials of the neighboring Moldova regarding the methods used by Pridnestrovie to contain the pandemic, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PMR underscores the following.

The controlled quarantine crossing points on the border of Pridnestrovie with the Republic of Moldova function primarily and explicitly to protect the health of the Pridnestrovian citizens by preventing a massive disease “importation” from abroad.


In recent months, the Republic of Moldova, disregarding its obligations within the negotiation process and abandoning the normal working dialogue, deliberately raises tensions and arranges provocative actions on the border with the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic.

Pridnestrovie has information about provocative actions planned by the Moldovan side in the Security Zone, targeting inter alia the members of the Joint Peacekeeping Forces, which can seriously destabilize the situation and lead to unpredictable consequences.


We paid attention to further emotional rhetoric of the Moldovan representative in the international negotiation process.

While Moldovan healthcare system is balancing on the verge of collapse and medical institutions cannot cope with the flow of sick people, the Moldovan side has resorted to tactics of inventing an external enemy image in order to refocus the public attention on the allegedly existing problems in the Security Zone, aimed at discrediting the Dniester Peacekeeping Mission.


We took note of the dubious PR campaign of Moldova’s political representative in the form of a press conference on the results and recommendations following the WHO delegation’s visit to Pridnestrovie on May 6.


The Pridnestrovian Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs that the Republic of Moldova has returned to destructive, antihuman methods blocking the import to Pridnestrovie of the so needed medicines to be used within pandemic fight.


The Pridnestrovian Ministry of Foreign Affairs noticed the awkward statements of the Moldovan representative’s office on political issues as to the effective actions the Pridnestrovian side has taken to return hundreds of citizens of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic home within international transport restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.


This week, the Pridnestrovian side initiated four meetings of expert (working) groups: on customs interaction, telecommunication and postal services, development of transport and road facilities and a subgroup on banking issue.


The Pridnestrovian Ministry of Foreign Affairs notes another false interpretation that Moldova’s representative office on political issues published today.


The Pridnestrovian Ministry of Foreign Affairs cannot leave without reaction the latest hypocritical and false in their content attacks of the Moldovan authorities on Pridnestrovie voiced by the Republic of Moldova’s political representative.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PMR welcomed the decision of the Moldovan side to facilitate accommodation and professional conditions on the territory of the Republic of Moldova for the medical staff concerned during the lockdown.

The Pridnestrovian side has initially been consistent in proposing this recommendation to Moldovan representatives and welcomes this long-overdue decision taking into account the international and Pridnestrovian experience in coronavirus infection containment based on people’s life and health care.