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    TRANSDNIESTRIAN ISSUE SOLUTION MODEL NOT UNIVERSAL FOR CIS

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    MOSCOW, February 7 (RIA Novosti corr. Olga Semyonova) - The Russian-proposed model of resolution of the Transdniestrian issue is not universal for settling conflicts on the CIS space, Russian First Deputy Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Trubnikov told Azeri media and RIA Novosti, answering the question about the possibility to use this model to resolve the Karabakh issue.

    "This formula followed Chisinau's principled decision to federalize the country," Trubnikov said.

    He said Russia, after Chisinau leaders asked it, focused a lot of efforts for both sides to reach a reasonable compromise. However, "under pressure from outside the Moldovan leadership stepped back from the agreements at the last moment." "Either jealousy or some other factors made the EU and our American partners ruin these agreements at the last moment," in Trubnikov's assessment.

    The first deputy minister believes those involved in it are upset now "because the process was thrown back; the formula suggested to Tiraspol and Chisinau was the optimal one." This model can't be used in other conflict areas of CIS countries (in Georgia or Azerbaijan), as the leaders of these states do not raise the question of federalizing the country, Trubnikov believes.

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