The self-proclaimed Transnistria republic is categorically against the withdrawal of Russian troops from the region, calling them a "guarantor of peace". This was stated by the so-called President of the republic Yevgeniy Shevchuk, TASS reports.
"The Russian group of troops, which plays a key role in the peacekeeping operation on the Dniester is a unique example of peacemaking that is recognized by many experts in the world. This operation is a guarantee of peace and stability in Transnistria", Shevchuk said, adding that residents of the ‘republic’ appreciate this contribution.
"In 1992 the Russian military stopped the bloodshed on the banks of the Dniester, in which more than a thousand people have been killed, tens of thousands were wounded and refugees. We believe that as long as no final political solution can resolve the conflict, there is no point in the withdrawal of the Russian military force, because it will exacerbate the situation and may lead to renewed bloodshed", he added.
Recall that earlier Urkaine stated its readiness to provide the “green corridor” for evacuation of the Russian troops and ammunition stationed in the village of Cobasna in the unrecognized Transnistria. The correspondent decision was agreed by the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak and his Moldovan counterpart Anatol Salaru.