President of Moldova Maia Sandu during the meeting with the representative of the Administration of the president of Russia Dmitriy Kozak stated that she would like to renew the process of Transnistria Conflict settlement as Sandu wrote on Facebook.
“We have discussed the settlement of Transnistria Conflict. I confirmed the firm intention of the Republic of Moldova to renew the process of the settlement of conflict solely through peaceful, political, and diplomatic means,” she wrote.
According to Sandu, she would like to settle the conflict within the current negotiation platforms “with observance of sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country within its internationally recognized borders”.
According to News Maker, Kozak, in his turn, declared the solution of the Transnistria issue to be an internal affair of Moldova.
Besides, Kremlin’s representative underlined that Moscow and Chișinău “will be on friendly terms and cooperate”.
“We have discussed the list of issues. We have agreed on the cooperation and the beginning of the dialogue at the inter-state level literally from tomorrow on all topics that cause the concern of Moldova and Russia,” Kozak added.
In 2020, President of Moldova Maia Sandu stated about the necessity to withdraw Russian troops from Transnistria, as well as Russian peacekeepers with their replacement by the OSCE observers.
Later, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov doubted that his country will accept the demand of Moldova's newly elected President Maia Sandu to withdraw Russian troops from Transnistria.