I wish to reiterate that Ukraine, as a state-guarantor and mediator in the negotiation process, will continue to take efforts to intensify result-oriented negotiations in the 5+2 format and promote implementation of practical steps aimed at a peaceful and comprehensive resolution of the Transdniestrian conflict with full respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Moldova with a special status for Transdniestria
2004), about Russia's role in the breakaway region of Transdniestria
, that caused frictions with Moscow.
The argument of the Moldovan Church--subordinated to the Moscow Patriarchy--is that its aim and mission is to keep the sense of common belonging of the Orthodox of the separatist regions of Moldova Transdniestria
The opinion poll was carried out from October 26 to November 13, when more than 1,000 people in 84 settlements of the country, excluding Moldova's breakaway Transdniestria
, were interviewed.
It is as much a consequence of Nato's intransigence as it is of Putin's ambitions but either way could create an Armageddon scenario that could spread to other parts of Europe, in particular Moldova where he has been increasing Russian forces in Transdniestria
and in Georgia.
In response to Russia's annexation of Crimea and potential for intervening elsewhere in Ukraine as well as in Transdniestria
(a Russian-backed region that claims to have seceded from Moldova), the United States can do several things.
Following Moscow's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula in March, NATO has cited Moldova's disputed Transdniestria
region as a possible next target.
And no arguments that in the Caucasus, unlike Moldova, where he was the President's representative of Transdniestria
, he will focus on
He also hinted at wider territorial ambitions, saying the people of Transdniestria
, a pro-Russian separatist enclave in another ex-Soviet Republic, Moldova, should also be permitted to "determine their own destiny".
The leader of the self-proclaimed Republic of Transdniestria
said the territory's people are increasingly hopeful for a fair settlement of the frozen local conflict.
While some are calling its breakaway Transdniestria
region the next Crimea, Moldovan President Nicolae Timofti has warned Russia against any adventurism there.
Authorities in Moldova -- a small and struggling former Soviet republic that neighbours Ukraine -- are warning that the breakaway Russian-ethnic conclave of Transdniestria
may be next on the list for annexations and a return to the Russian fold.