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Chisinau does not expect escalation following the congress in Transnistria

28 Feb, 2024
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Chisinau does not expect escalation following the congress in Transnistria

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In the Moldovan government, it is believed that the congress of Transnistrian "MPs" and its decisions do not pose a threat of escalation and destabilization.

This statement was made by the spokesperson of the Moldovan government, Daniel Voda.

The spokesperson referred to the congress in Tiraspol as a purely propagandistic event, "a reception that does not deserve live broadcasts by foreign journalists and sensational headlines."

"This event is orchestrated by those on the left bank of the Dniester and the Kremlin. We do not see any danger of destabilization. We are closely monitoring and reiterate that this region also desires peace and security," emphasized Daniel Voda.

He jokingly added that the only "tension" of the day on Wednesday is the gloomy weather.

It is worth noting that the congress of Transnistrian "MPs" recently adopted an appeal to Russia requesting "protection from Moldova's pressure," also addressing a number of international organizations.

Before the congress, there were concerns that the "MPs" might call on Moscow to annex the unrecognized region to Russia, but official statements from Chisinau, Kyiv, and Tiraspol denied such speculations.

This congress is the seventh of its kind, with the previous one held in 2006. Back then, the "deputies" decided to hold a referendum on joining Russia.

Afterward, the Transnistrian "Central Election Commission" announced that over 97% of Transnistrians supported the future accession of Transnistria to Russia. They also voted to preserve "independence" until the accession to the Russian Federation took place. Local deputies still appeal to these "results."

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