Moldova's president-elect calls for withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria

Moldova's president-elect, Maya Sandu, has called for the withdrawal of Russian forces and equipment from Transnistria.

"In Transnistria there is an operational group of troops of the Russian Federation, regarding which there have never been agreements on the part of Moldova. Therefore, the position of the state is that these troops should be withdrawn, and weapons should be removed from the territory of our country," Sandu said during a press conference on Monday (30 November)

Sandu also spoke in favor of replacing the Russian troops in Transnistria with a civilian observer mission under the auspices of the OSCE.

"Due to the fact that there has been no danger of armed clashes for a long time, the position of the Moldovan side is that this [peacekeeping] mission should be transformed into a civilian mission under the auspices of the OSCE," she said.

source: commonspace.eu with agencies

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