Moldova ’s Political Representative at the Transnistria negotiations, Deputy Prime Minister for Reintegration Affairs Victor Osipov stated at the 2010 OSCE Astana Summit today that Moldova has been suffering for so many years due to the problematic, separatist territory that cannot be controlled by the Chisinau constitutional authorities.
In his words, the military peacekeeping mechanism used currently has long ago reached its goal, so it needs to be replaced with an up-to-date multilateral mission of civilian observers to work in Transnistria under an international mandate.
“Protracted conflicts remain to be unresolved, complex-like problems in the OSCE area. Tragic events in the Republic of Georgia, a bloody tragedy in Kirgizia have demonstrated once again how dangerous the problem is”, said the Moldovan Deputy Premier.
Victor Osipov reaffirmed the Moldovan government’s adherence to an internationally recognized position - that Russian troops and Russia’s military equipment must be evacuated from the Republic of Moldova territory in conformity with the decisions of the previous OSCE Summit, held in Istanbul in 1999, and with Russia’s own commitments.