07:55 GMT26 February 2021
Listen Live
    Get short URL

    The international 5+2 format resolving the Transnistria dispute, that include Russia, Moldova, Transnistria, Ukraine, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, as well as observers from the European Union and the United States, does not work, according to the Transnistrian Foreign Ministry.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The 5+2 negotiations aimed at peacefully resolving the Transnistria dispute are not working, the Transnistrian Foreign Ministry said Friday.

    Transnistria, a strip of land between Moldova and Ukraine, broke away from the Soviet republic of Moldova in the 1990s. Most of its population are Russian and Ukrainian nationals.

    "The international 5+2 format with the participation of all our foreign partners…is not working," Transnistrian Acting Foreign Minister Vitaly Ignatiev said at a press conference in Moscow.

    The Moldovan side evades from the dialogue and sabotages activities of 11 working groups, the acting minister explained.

    According to Ignatiev, Moldova attributes its non-participation in the negotiations to an internal political crisis, which hit the country last September.

    The 5+2 format negotiators include Russia, Moldova, Transnistria, Ukraine, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, as well as observers from the European Union and the United States.


    Moldova Threatens Transnistria Residents With Deportations
    German OSCE Chairmanship in 2016 Will Focus on Ukraine, Transnistria
    Romania Needs Moldova Minus Transnistria - Romanian Ex-President
    Moldova, Breakaway Transnistria Envoys to Discuss Bilateral Issues Thursday
    Vitaly Ignatiev, Ukraine, Moldova, Transnistria
    Community standardsDiscussion