Try to imagine a small fish, Transdniester, swallowed by a large fish, Moldova, which in turn is swallowed by a larger fish Romania, resting in the belly of a whale, NATO.

Transnistria leader speaks in favor of maintaining Russian peacekeeping mission

The leader of the unrecognized republic of Transnistria, Vadim Krasnoselsky, believes the peacekeeping mission under Russia’s auspices has no alternative, his press service said on Thursday after Krasnoselsky met with Deputy Speaker of the Russian Federation Council (upper house) Konstantin Kosachev in Moscow.

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Krasnoselsky also expressed concerns over the development of relations with Moldova and the course of the negotiations, accusing Chisinau of noncompliance with the earlier achieved agreements He also placed responsibility on Moldova for Ukraine’s blockade measures against the automobile transport from Transnistria.

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Moldovan authorities are calling for the replacement of Russian peacekeepers in Transnistria with a mission of civilian observers under the OSCE auspices.