There is no backstage collusion between Germany and Russia on the settlement of the Transnistrian conflict by means of federalization, said Moldova Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Iurie Leanca, in an interview with Publika TV channel, on Thursday evening.
He said that “Chisinau has firm guarantees that Berlin will not work against the Republic of Moldova.”
The diplomat also said that the information on an alleged agreement between Germany and the Russian Federation, disseminated ahead of German Chancellor’s Angela Merkel upcoming visit to Chisinau, is nothing but speculation.
“There are different speculations on the alleged appearance of a new agreement, a backstage collusion or other agreements between the two states. Our German partners said that they are Moldova’s friends and that they are willing to provide help. Yet, the final decision on the matter will be taken by Moldova. I am sure than nothing will happened behind our back,” said Leanca, stressing “that we managed to attract Berlin’s attention” and that “Angle Merkel’s upcoming visit – is a great success of the Republic of Moldova.”
Infotag’s dossier: Several Russian media outlets announced about an alleged federalization of the Republic of Moldova and about granting Transnistria the status of republic, in line with an agreement reached between German and Russian leaders. At the same time, the document provides for the introduction of Russian and Ukrainian, as official languages in Transnistria, besides the Moldovan language.
Yet, independent political analyst Arcadie Barbarosie said that the information on the alleged federalization plan is a well thought-out action masterminded by the opponents of incumbent Transnistrian leader Yevgeny Shevchuk.