The foreign Ministry summoned the Ambassador of Moldova because of the idea of the withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria

© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase in photobacteria of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia in Moscow. Archival photoThe foreign Ministry summoned the Ambassador of Moldova because of the idea of the withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase the image Bank

The Ambassador of Moldova to Moscow Andrei Neguta was summoned to the foreign Ministry over plans of Chisinau to contribute to the agenda of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly the question of the withdrawal of foreign forces from the country. This was announced by the foreign Ministry.

The diplomat visited the foreign Ministry on Friday. Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov in the meeting drew attention to the «provocative initiative of Chisinau on introducing in the agenda of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly of a supplementary item «the Complete withdrawal of foreign military forces from the territory of Moldova.»

As noted Ryabkov, Moscow believes that this step ignores the «true root causes and realities of the presence of a limited Russian military contingent» in Transnistria and regards it as a new link in «a series of unfriendly actions undertaken recently in Chisinau opponents of positive changes in Russian-Moldovan relations».

The authors of the initiative, added the Minister, «should be aware of their inevitable negative impact on bilateral cooperation and on the Transnistrian conflict settlement process».

Earlier, the Ambassador of Moldova to the UN Victor Moraru sent to the Secretariat of the organization of the letter, which said that the country expects to make for the upcoming 72nd session of the UN General Assembly the question of the withdrawal of the foreign military.

Russia’s permanent representative to the UN has called the plan of Chisinau unfriendly step, which is not conducive to the peace process. The President of Transnistria Vadim Krasnoselsky said that the withdrawal of Russian peacekeepers will provoke a war in the region.

On the territory of Transnistria is the operational group of Russian forces, its main task — the peacekeeping mission and the protection of warehouses with ammunition.

Transnistria, 60% of inhabitants are Russians and Ukrainians sought to secede from the Moldavian Soviet socialist Republic before the collapse of the Soviet Union, fearing that the wave of nationalism Moldova will join Romania. In 1992, after a failed attempt of the authorities of Moldova force to solve the problem, Transnistria has become virtually beyond the control of Chisinau’s territory.

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