‘I would like to hope and want Ukraine and Russia to return to the same level of the confidence that was in 2013-2014. This conflict and the mess that take place in Ukraine hinder all of us. It hinders our bilateral relations with Ukraine, it hinders our trade with Russia, because we need to transit the production through Ukraine’, he noted.
According to him, the attitude of Moldova is ‘We urge all sides to sit down to talk and agreed somehow’.
Earlier Dodon claimed that the implementation of the biometric control for foreigners in Ukraine will complicate the travel of the Moldovan citizens to Ukraine.
The number of foreign tourists to Ukraine in 2016 increased by 5.6 % in comparison with 2015 last year 13.6 million of people visited Ukraine. Moldova occupies the first place in the tourism. 4.5 million of Moldovans visited Ukraine in 2016.
Igor Dodon won the election with 55.04% of votes on November 18, 2016. Before the elections, he claimed that Crimea is the part of Russia and promised to reconsider his attitude in the case he wins the election.
When Dodon became the president he visited Moscow. He claimed that nobody will risk to officially recognize occupied Crimea as Russian on the result of the negotiation with the President of Russia Vladimir Putin.