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The current format of the peacekeeping operation must be preserved


The memory of the tragic days of the 92nd will forever remain in the hearts of Pridnestrovians. The founders of the republic have a special attitude towards it. Many of them stood up for the defense of the young state, created by the will of the people, made an invaluable contribution to the formation and strengthening of the Pridnestrovian statehood. On the eve of June 19, members of the advisory meeting held a meeting. The first Pridnestrovian deputies remembered the events of the quarter century ago. They talked about those who stopped the war on the Dniester, the role and significance of peacekeepers, the creation of the JCC. The session was attended by the Chairman of the Supreme Council Alexander Shcherba.

Vladimir Rilyakov, the first co-chairman of the Joint Control Commission, literally day after day recalled the last days of June 1992. After the signing of the ceasefire agreement, the question of preserving peace and stability arose. June 25, the Supreme Council of PMR approved the membership of the commission from Pridnestrovie, two days later the first meeting took place, at which the JCC was established, with the location in Bendery. All of them remember the arrival of Russian peacekeepers in Bendery. They were met on the streets of the long-suffering city with tears of joy.

Along with this, it was important to establish a peaceful life, collect the crops, rebuild bridges, said Vladimir Bodnar. From November 1992 to April 2005, he was co-chair of the JCC from PMR. During this time, in 1998, a group of military observers from Ukraine was added to the joint peacekeeping forces.

From April 2005 to February 2008, Alexander Porozhan was co-chairman from Pridnestrovie to the JCC. According to him, about two months was required for the establishment of the JCC, by October the process was launched. In parallel, there was a work to find missing people. This complex, but so important and necessary thing was done by a specially created group. The social workers, the wives of the victims, helped.

The events of those days revived in the stories of immediate participants and construction events. Through the prism of personal memories and emotions, they gave an assessment of the decisions made more than 25 years ago, and were anxiously talking about today's Pridnestrovian day, new threats and new blockades.

At the end of the meeting, a resolution was unanimously adopted. "The peacekeeping operation is an effective and non-alternative mechanism for maintaining stability. For 25 years the Russian Federation has been a reliable guarantor of the negotiation process, preservation of peace and security. The advisory assembly considers that the current format of the peacekeeping operation should be preserved, and opposes any attempts to revise it," the document says.