Ukraine and Moldova went for a new round of talks to solve the Transnistrian crisis. Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin and Moldovan Vice Prime Minister for re-integration Gheorghe Balan discussed activation of the 5+2 negotiation process; the press department of Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry reported that on Thursday morning.
Another major topic the officials talked through was organization of the joint border and custom control along the entire state border.
The sides also agreed to jointly contribute to security in the Black Sea region.
Ukraine has been supporting peaceful regulation of Transnistrian conflict by the means of diplomacy in keeping with Moldova’s territorial integrity.
Transnistria is a self-styled breakaway state, which broke off from Moldova in 1990; the territory ruled by pro-Russian government is now only recognized by other breakaway states such as Abkhazia, South Ossetia and The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.