Putin will hold talks in Moscow with President of Moldova

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and the President of the Republic of Moldova Igor Dodon. Archival photoPutin will hold talks in Moscow with President of Moldova© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything the image Bank

Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks in Moscow with Moldovan counterpart Igor Dodon.

As reported before the press-service of the Kremlin, on the agenda of talks between the two leaders key issues of Russian-Moldovan cooperation in trade-economic and humanitarian spheres, as well as topical regional issues.

Important decisions

Dodon before the trip said that during the visit hopes to discuss the problems of the economy and migrants. He expressed the hope that the results of negotiations will be important decisions in the areas of trade and will be able to agree on liberalization of supply of certain categories of goods.

Earlier, Igor Dodon and Putin agreed on Amnesty for Moldovan migrants who violated the 26th article of the Russian Federal law «On procedure of exit from Russia and entry to Russia». Then the leader of Moldova asked the Russian President about Amnesty for migrants who violate the 27th article of the same law, which provides for a prohibition on entry if the foreign national was previously expelled from Russia in an administrative order. According to Dodon, it will affect hundreds of thousands of Moldovan migrants, so he intends to return to the discussion.

He assumed the position of President of Moldova on 23 December 2016. According to his election program, he intends to restore the strategic partnership with Russia, the return of Moldovan products to the Russian market and to normalize the cooperation in the energy sector. The socialist leader has repeatedly said that Moldova «is vital to restore relations with Russia.»

While in Moldova, the confrontation of the President with the parliamentary majority and the government. The main subject of controversy remains the country’s foreign policy: the President insists on rapprochement with Russia, while the parliamentary majority and appointed by the government leaning towards the West. Dodon is blocking initiative of Pro-European authorities, and the President’s proposals do not find support among the deputies.

The Chairman of the Moldovan Parliament Andrian CANDU spoke earlier about the fact that Dodona again could be suspended from office because he did not agree to sign the three laws, including one that aims to limit the broadcasting in the Republic of the Russian TV channels.

In addition to the law affecting the Russian media, the President opposed the celebration of may 9 Europe Day and the transfer of the former Republican stadium in Chisinau for the construction of the new building of the Embassy of the United States.

In 2017, the Parliament passed a bill against «foreign propaganda», including alleged Russian. The document prohibits the broadcasting of television and radio with information, analytical, military or political content that are produced in countries that have not ratified the European Convention on transfrontier television. The relay entertainment programs or other programs is permitted.

At the end of July this year, the Parliament adopted the new audiovisual code, which also imposes restrictions on Russian TV channels. The President said he will not approve the law, but does not exclude that it can be done without his participation.


The head of the Moldovan Parliament Andrian CANDU last week at a meeting with Russian Ambassador Oleg Vasnetsov said the country is interested in development of relations with Russia. While CANDU said that Moldova advocates for the peace decision of the Dnestr conflict in a format «5+2». He said after drinking a glass of «international obligations» for the withdrawal of Russian troops from the territory of Transnistria.

Earlier, the UN General Assembly called on Russia to withdraw its troops from Transnistria. A draft resolution proposed by Moldova, was put to a vote on June 22. The resolution was supported by 64 States, opposed by 14. Another 83 countries abstained.

Transnistria is the operational group of Russian forces (ogrf), successor of the 14th combined arms army which after disintegration of the USSR was transferred under the jurisdiction of Russia. The main task of the peacekeeping mission and the protection of warehouses with ammunition.

Transnistria, 60% of inhabitants are Russians and Ukrainians sought to secede from Moldova even before the collapse of the USSR, fearing that on 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.