Mihai Ghimpu seeks NATO support in withdrawing Russian troops from Transnistria
12 november 2010
Acting President Mihai Ghimpu sent a letter to the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Anders Fogh Rasmussen, asking him to provide support in the pullout of the Russian troops from the Transnistrian region.
In a press briefing on November 12, the Acting President said the letter to the NATO Secretary General was sent in the context of the discussions on the revitalization of the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE Treaty) and the OSCE Summit that will take place in Astana this December.
Russia: Only Russian peacekeepers can guarantee security in Moldova separatist region
Moscow, Nov. 15 (Interfax) - The presence of Russian peacekeepers in Transdniestria is a firm guarantee of regional security and serves the interests of both Tiraspol and Chisinau, the Russian Foreign Ministry's official spokesman Alexander Nesterenko said in a statement posted on the ministry's website on Monday.
The statement came in response to Moldovan Acting President Mihai Ghimpu's address to NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in which he asked him to assist in promoting a Russian troop withdrawal from Transdniestria.
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