Russia promises to carefully consider Transnistria's request for "protection"

Wednesday, 28 February 2024

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has commented on the appeal of the congress of the so-called lawmakers of the unrecognised breakaway state of Transnistria and stated that Moscow has been "attentively" considering all requests coming from this unrecognised region.

"Protecting the interests of the residents of Transnistria, our compatriots, is one of our priorities. All requests are always carefully considered by the Russian relevant bodies," a representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a comment to TASS, a Kremlin-aligned Russian news outlet.

Unrecognised Transnistria adopted an appeal to Russia asking for "protection from Moldova's pressure", also addressing a number of international organisations.

Moldova does not believe this will lead to escalation and destabilisation. 

Before the congress, there were fears that the so-called MPs could urge Moscow to annex the unrecognised region to Russia, but official statements in Chișinău, Kyiv and Tiraspol denied such assumptions.

Read also: Ukraine's Defence Intelligence says Russia didn't achieve desired result at "lawmakers' congress" in Transnistria

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