Botsan: Two Documents Must Be Signed on Transdniestria One of which Is Classified

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The Association for Participatory Democracy ADEPT Director, Igor Botsan noted that in the context of the Transdniestrian settlement, two documents should be signed: one is classified and the second one is for the general public. He also said that the President of Moldova did not fulfill his promises on the Transdniestrian conflict settlement, reported. “I have already said that Mr. Dodon did not fulfill any of his promises, including solving the Transdniestrian problem with the participation of Russia. Here is what is important: at his last meeting with journalists, he promised that a year after his possible election, the problem will be solved, and we understand that when he talks about this, he means the change in constitutional norms, so that the Constitution would include Transdniestria as a subject, even if not a subject of the federation but with a special status. We have already seen Mr. Dodon's real plans in the video where he discusses with Mr. Plahotniuc what Moscow wants and how to achieve those goals. Two documents must be signed: one is officially classified, namely there the rights of Transdniestria are enshrined and approved by Russia while the second one is for the general public, " Botsan said. The expert added that Igor Dodon's desire to amend the Constitution of Moldova is also connected with the Transdniestrian situation. "The Russian Federation and the Republic of Moldova have the agreement dated July 21, 1992 on ceasefire in Transdniestria. Article No. 2 of this agreement provides for the security zone creation and also defines the parties that must withdraw their weapons from this security zone meanwhile Russia participates in as a peacemaker. The irony here is that in 1992, and namely on July 29, when we celebrate the Constitution Day, Russia brought in its peacekeeping forces (from Pskov and Tula). They were deployed to Transdniestria to defend the so-called current situation and delimit the parties. But there is a problem: on May 2, 2017, The Constitutional Court made a decision according where Russia was recognized as an occupying state. Transdniestria is occupied by the Russian Federation - this is the decision of the Constitutional Court. On the other hand, we have the agreement, I have already spoken about, and after the signing it Russia became a peacemaker. Of course, Igor Dodon does not like this situation, and therefore he is looking for reasons to cancel some of the Constitutional Court decisions. And he wants to do it with the help of the radical amendment to the Constitution," Botsan said.