Moldova intends to achieve the withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria – Philippe

Moldova consistently will promote efforts aimed at the unconditional withdrawal of Russian troops and armaments from the territory of the Transnistrian region. This was stated by Prime Minister of Moldova Pavel Filip, reports UKRINFORM.

“We will consistently promote and further our efforts for the unconditional withdrawal of Russian troops and armament from Moldova’s territory and on the transformation of the current peacekeeping operation on the Dniester into a civilian mission with an international mandate,” – said the head of the Moldovan government.

Philip stressed that as a fundamental argument of Moldova will insist that the presence of foreign troops on the territory of the country contrary to the Constitution.

Earlier, the President of Moldova Igor Dodon has declared that he wants Moldova was a country without any foreign troops, including Russian.

“I want Moldova to become a country without foreign troops and weapons, the peacemakers, Yes, but not foreign troops, NATO, not Russian, no,” he said.

As you know, the operational group of Russian troops in Transnistria – the unification of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation stationed on the territory of the unrecognized Transnistrian Moldovan Republic exists since 1995.

Earlier, Igor Dodon said at a press conference on Tuesday that the Transnistrian issue will be resolved in a national referendum.