Certain experts say that Moldova’s federalization will not be a suitable solution in the context of the Transnistria conflict settlement.
The Institute for Development and Social Initiatives (IDIS) “Viitorul” published a survey carried out by five experts: Corneliu Ciurea, Leonid Litra, Eduard Tugui (“Viitorul”), Radu Vrabie (Association for Foreign Policy) and Raluca Raducanu (Romanian specialist).
Leonid Litra urged the Moldovan authorities not to fully trust the European partners.
“We should be careful in order to shut out a European variant of the Kozak Memorandum,” he said.
According to Corneliu Ciurea, the idea of the country’s federalization is indirectly promoted by internal political forces (by the leader of the Socialist Party, Igor Dodon) as well as by external forces (Russia and Germany), although this solution is not included in the government’s plans.
“In spite of the foreign convictions, the Moldovan society has a critical view upon the country’s federalization. Thus, those who will insist upon this issue will face people’s disapproval,” the specialist said.
According to him, the Government has no strategy for the settlement of the Transnistrian conflict.
Eduard Tugui said he is outraged at the fact that the documents of the Joint Control Commission are secret. Thus, citizens do not know how to behave in the Transnistria Security Zone, how to pass the peacekeeping posts or in which cases the peacekeepers have the right to shoot.