Russian Government will discuss the situation in Moldova’s separatist region of Transnistria on March 20. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who is also the Kremlin’s envoy for the Transnistrian conflict, told journalists that the Transnistrian region has been economically isolated.
“On March 20, upcoming Thursday, we will organize a serious, large meeting with all ministries and authorities of Russia, so that the Transnistrian leadership can benefit from the presence of a group of Russian advisors dealing with the issue how to survive this economic blockade, which is still a reality today,” said Dmitry Rogozin, quoted by state-run RIA Novosti news agency.
He added: “This will become even more complicated if Moldova will sign the [Association] Agreement with the European Union.”
Mr. Rogozin noted that Ukraine has been denied entry or exit of Russian men at the Moldovan-Ukrainian border across the Transnistrian region, generating a “blockade.” He also accused Chisinau-based legitimate authorities of this territory that they “do not think at all” about the region.
“Chisinau does not think at all about Transnistria and all their actions prove that this territory is not theirs anymore,” Mr. Rogozin said, quoted by ITAR-TASS news agency. “Based on this reality we will issue our own conclusions.”
Russia stations about 1,500 troops in Transnistria.