Transnistria Surprises Moscow with Announcement of Intention to Join Russia

The head of the Pridnestrovian Foreign Ministry, Vitaly Ignatiev, announced that Tiraspol wanted to break away from Moldova and had intentions of joining Russia.

“The vector of Pridnestrovie has remained unchanged throughout the years of the existence of the republic, which is reflected in the results of the referendum on September 17, 2006, where it is clearly indicated: independence with subsequent free accession to the Russian Federation. The independence of the country is an absolute priority,” said Ignatiev.

Ignatiev claimed that there have been no international legal arguments to challenge their sovereignty or recognition by other states. 

“This is reflected in the results of the referendum on September 17, 2006, where it is clearly indicated: independence with subsequent free accession to the Russian Federation. The independence of the country is an absolute priority,” Ignatiev added. 

The Kremlin, however did not acknowledge Transitria’s announcement and has not yet made any statement regarding their integration.


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