Igor Dodon, the President of Moldova thinks that the unrecognized Republic of Transnistria cannot become a part of Russia but should be divided between Ukraine and Moldova. He claimed this to Nezavisimaya Gazeta.
According to Dodon, Transnistria and Moldova should have the same state system but different governments.
‘Everybody knows my attitude of the federative state structure. But the name of it is not important in the reality. The filling of this status is important. I think that Transnistria should keep all powers such as the parliament, president, government, flag that it possesses now. We should not use the budget of Transnistria. We should have the common state system, budget and banking systems, foreign policy and borders’, Dodon claimed.
Also, he announced two main conditions for the union of Moldova and Transnistria, mentioning the right to self-determination of Transnistria if Moldova loses the stateness.
‘The neutrality recognized by the international players. And also we should provide Transnistria with a right to self-determination if Moldova loses the stateness. But I am sure that Moldova will never be pro-union if Moldova and Transnistria joint together’.
Moreover, Dodon thinks that Transnistria will not become a part of Russia.
‘We can agree with Tiraspol because it has two choices to become part of Ukraine or part of Moldova. I am sure that it would be better for Transnistria to remain a part of Moldova. It is unreal for it to become part of Russia and get the independence’.
Ukraine stands for the peaceful settlement of the Transnistrian conflict by the negotiations on the basis of the territorial integrity of Moldova.