The work of the Russian consular service in Transdniestria does not violate the sovereignty of Moldova. This was said in a commentary by Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova published on Monday.
Zakharova drew attention to a statement by Moldovan leader Maia Sandu, who said that the work of the item posed a “threat to the territorial integrity” of the country, tass.ru reported.
“There is no policy or violation of the sovereignty of the Republic of Moldova in the work of the mentioned item. It is only a question of providing ordinary consular services to the Russian citizens in Transdniestria, who live in the region of more than 200 thousand,” she said.
A spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry pointed out that Russia “urges the Moldovan side not to look for threats where they do not exist and to concentrate on the solution of practical problems of the development of cooperation between the two countries. For our part, we confirm our readiness for a constructive, open dialogue to discuss them,” she added.
According to the diplomat, in this situation “local and Russian media have an important role to play, as they are called upon to provide information as objectively as possible without exclusions, threats and political censorship, including by the authorities.”