Poroshenko: Ukraine won't let Russian peacekeepers to Transdniestria through its territory

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said that Kiev will not let Russian peacekeepers move to Transdniestria through its territory.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said that Kiev will not let Russian peacekeepers move to Transdniestria through its territory.

He declared that Ukraine was determined to strictly comply with international obligations in that sense.

"We are not obliged to let Russian military through and we will not do that," Poroshenko said.

Russian peacekeepers in Moldova

Joint peacekeeping forces of Russia, Moldova and Transdniestria, as well as a group of military observers from Ukraine are now maintaining peace on the two banks of the Dniester River. No violence outbreaks have been recorded in the region during their presence, which allowed Chisinau and Tiraspol to negotiate peaceful settlement of disputes.

Moldova says the conflict is over and calls for changing the existing peacekeeping format by deploying an international mission of OSCE observers. Transdniestria says Russia’s military presence in the unrecognized republic guarantees its security.

First published by TASS.

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