The move triggered a war that ended in a ceasefire in July 1992, but the conflict has remained unresolved. Russian peacekeepers have been preserving peace in the region, along with their Moldovan and Transnistrian counterparts.
"Today, I familiarized our Russian colleagues with our vision, it is a kind of a road map for 2017-2019. I have already said this to Vladimir Vladimirovich [Putin], I believe that we have a window of opportunity over the next two to three years to approach a political solution to that issue. It will certainly not be easy," Dodon said at a news conference in Moscow during his first official visit.