August 23, 2017
The Republic of Moldova called on the United Nations to include the issue of the complete withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria on the agenda of the 72nd session of the National Assembly, which will take place on September 12, writes Deutsche Welle.
A request to this effect is included in a letter sent by Victor Moraru, the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Moldova to the United Nations.
Thus, Chisinau states that the presence of Russian soldiers “represents a threat to international peace and security”, the letter states. Moraru urged the UN to support the Republic of Moldova’s efforts to complete the process of “unconditional, orderly and complete withdrawal of foreign armed forces from the national territory”.
The diplomat referred to the OSCE statement in 1999, welcoming “the Russian Federation’s commitment to complete the withdrawal of Russian forces on the territory of the Republic of Moldova by the end of 2002″.
Reminder: On May 3, the Constitutional Court of Chisinau declared that the presence of any troops or military bases on the territory of the Republic of Moldova, managed and controlled by foreign states, is unconstitutional. The president of the CC, Alexandru Tanase, declared that:
“THE FACT THAT THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION DID NOT WITHDRAW ITS TROOPS FROM THE EAST BUT STRENGTHENED ITS MILITARY PRESENCE IN THE TRANSNISTRIAN PART OF THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA IS A VIOLATION OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS ON INDEPENDENCE, AS WELL AS OF THE INTERNATIONAL LAW,”
Please recall that on May 3, the Constitutional Court of Chisinau declared by a decision that the presence on the territory of the Republic of Moldova of any troops or military bases, managed and controlled by foreign states, is unconstitutional.
“The fact that the Russian Federation did not withdraw its troops from the east but strengthened its military presence in the Transnistrian part of the Republic of Moldova is a violation of the constitutional provisions on independence, Of the Republic of Moldova, as well as of international law, “said Alexandru Tanase, then president of the CC.
Moreover, on July 21, the Parliament adopted a statement “demanding” the withdrawal of Russian troops from the Republic of Moldova.