The presence of the Russian peacekeepers in Pridnestrovie contradicts Moldova’s Constitution – the court

The constitutional court of Moldova ruled unconstitutional the stay of the Russian peacekeepers on the territory of the Transnistrian region of Moldova.

Such a decision, the constitutional court issued on Tuesday at the request of the Liberal party on the principle of a neutrality of Moldova and the legality of the stay of foreign troops on the territory of the Republic.

According to the decision of the constitutional court of Moldova is a neutral country, and the principle of neutrality does not contradict the Constitution and legislation of Moldova. The constitutional court noted at the same time, that “about 11% of Moldova’s territory is occupied, and the Russian army was not withdrawn from the Transnistrian region of Moldova”.

At the same time, the constitutional court stressed that “the principle of neutrality does not preclude the participation of Moldova in peacekeeping operations and military exercises aimed at improving the combat capability of the army of Moldavia in order to ensure the safety of the country.”

A request to the constitutional court addressed two years ago the Liberal party of Moldova, demanding to recognize as unconstitutional the stay of the Russian army on the territory of Transnistria.