Infotag - INCIDENT IN SECURITY ZONE SETTLED
Chisinau. The incident, happened between the law and order authorities of Moldova and Transnistria on Friday is settled, Moldova's representative in the Joint Control Commission (JCC) Ion Leahu said.According to him, all the opinions were heard in the course of Saturday JCC sitting, which lasted several hours.
"The employees of the Moldovan police and the Transnistrian militia began clearing up in the Security Zone on the section of the Dubasari-Rybnitsa highway in the vicinity of the Cocieru village, who is the owner of the highway, crossing the Security Zone on the Dniester. The law and order bodies' employees almost whipped up the situation to confrontation. Only owing to interference on the part of the JCC and the OSCE representatives, who arrived to the scene of the event, it was possible to relieve the situation", Leahu remarked.
Originally posted by Odium
"May 6, 2004: A Molotov Cocktail was thrown at the Tiraspol's Synagogue, according to a report by AEN. The attacker also poured flammable liquid on the front door of the synagogue, right near a gas pipe. Thanks to the quick reaction of witnesses the fire was extinguished before it set off the gas. According to Boris Asarov, chairman of the Transdniester NGO "Pro Europa", the attack was masterminded by the extremist Russian nationalist organization Vityaz, headed by former MGB special forces officer Ruslan Pogorletsky. Vityaz uses a swastika-like symbol similar to the one used by the Russian neo-nazi group Russian national Unity. "
INFO-PRIM: Russia can not evacuate troops from Transnistria – Russia minister
Russia can not evacuate its troops from Transnistria, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Ivanov told a news conference in Seville, Spain, where he participated in the Russia-NATO Council meeting.
According to the Russian official, quoted by RIA-Novosti, the 1500 Russian militaries stationing in Moldova have 2 tasks, the first of which is the role of peacekeepers. Besides this, there are Soviet-era depots with munitions and armament that must be guarded.
Originally posted by taseg
Russia again makes it clear that it has no intention to leave Transnistria:
Originally posted by maloy
Sure they are doing this only to justify their war in Yugoslavia.
SECESSIONIST LEADERS COORDINATE ACTIVITIES IN MOSCOW
February 23, 2007
Between February 16 and 21, the “presidents” of South Ossetia and Transnistria and the “foreign ministers” of Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and Transnistria paid overlapping visits to Moscow for talks with Russian government officials and in the State Duma. The three “foreign ministers” also conferred among themselves on February 19-20 to plan an expansion of joint actions by the three secessionist leaderships.
Transnistria’s “president” Igor Smirnov and “foreign minister” Valery Litskay were received by Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov to discuss the resumption of negotiations with Moldova “on the basis of earlier-achieved understandings” and for the purpose of “creating a viable structure of Moldova and Transnistria” -- code words for Russia-arbitrated “federalization.”
According to Litskay at the concluding news conference in Moscow on February 21, Transnistria can contribute two battalions that are already operating as part of the existing “peacekeeping” operation in Transnistria.
Litskay also stated that South Ossetia is ready to contribute its existing “peacekeeping” battalion, and Abkhazia is training a battalion for peacekeeping duty with the planned tripartite contingent. All three components shall be based on their own territories and be available on call to respond to Georgian, Moldovan, or international “threats and challenges.”
The press release specifies that on May 13, 2007, the self-proclaimed regime from Tiraspol sent several hundreds of policemen and armed civilians to Corjevo village and arrested the mayor of the village, Valeriu Mitul and the councillor of the Dubsari raion, Iurie Cotofan.
HCHRM announces about other violations of the fundamental human rights in the region, including the fact that armed stations were set up in places not authorised by the Joint Control Commission, which makes the population from both right and left side of Nistru indignant and could make the situation in the region unstable.
The committee specifies that the decision-making persons within JCC refused to visit the village under the pretext that the representatives of the self-proclaimed regime and of the Russian Federation do not consider necessary to involve, although the incidents occurred in the security zone. HCHRM warns that similar provocations were organised by the separatist regimes in Abkhazia and Georgia and they already had victims.