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The Foreign Policy Commission is preparing a statement

Комиссия по внешней политике и международным связям


The Supreme Council of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic at the next plenary meeting will adopt a statement in which it will appeal to the participants of the 5 + 2 format, including the State Duma of the Russian Federation, with a request to assist in solving the problem with the participation of Pridnestrovian vehicles in free international traffic. This decision was made in the course of the meeting of the parliamentary commission on foreign policy.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic Vitaly Ignatiev took part in the work of the Commission. He informed the deputies about the situation in the negotiation process, which has been in stagnation over the past few years. The situation in the negotiation process was destabilized due to the unilateral actions of Chisinau.

The most acute problem today is the ban on the entry and movement of vehicles with Pridnestrovian license plates on the territory of Ukraine. Vitaly Ignatiev recalled that the problem of motor transport has a long-term nature.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic noted that on the 28th of January the Moldovan side sent a note to Ukraine with a request to restrict the movement of Pridnestrovian vehicles. It was this note that became the basis for the introduction of the ban on September 1. In addition, on July 16, Chisinau determined the model and form of participation in the road traffic of Pridnestrovian vehicles and sent Ukraine a corresponding package of documents, which did not mention the Pridnestrovian license plates.

From September 1, in order to enter the territory of Ukraine, Pridnestrovian vehicles (both freight and passenger) must have neutral license plates and Moldovan driver's license. Earlier Chisinau and Tiraspol agreed on neutral license plates for Pridnestrovian cars in 2018 with the assistance of the OSCE. Pridnestrovians could travel to the EU countries, to Ukraine and through its territory to Russia. Chisinau began to insist on changing driver's licenses in 2020, and Ukrainian border guards began to demand them from the drivers of Pridnestrovian cars with neutral numbers.

The Foreign Ministry of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic in dialogue with Chisinau and international partners, insists that it is unacceptable to cross the red lines and make people hostage to the situation, as well as to take actions that will subsequently have an extremely negative impact on the entire spectrum of relations.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic considers that the future of the negotiation process for the medium term will be determined in the coming weeks and months. The prospects in the negotiation process will depend on the mode and format in which the problem of free movement of vehicles will be removed, and on how successful the November 5 + 2 meeting in Stockholm will be.