18:18 GMT07 August 2020
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    Moldovan President Igor Dodon said Tuesday it was possible to settle the conflict in Transnistria within three years using a road map developed by him and handed to Russian colleagues.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Transnistria broke away from the Soviet Republic of Moldova in 1990, fearing the country might seek to reunify with neighboring Romania.

    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.

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