Vadim Krasnoselsky: Moldova’s refusal to dialogue with Pridnestrovie could lead to a complete break in relations

01/09/24 15:42

Vadim Krasnoselsky: Moldova’s refusal to dialogue with Pridnestrovie could lead to a complete break in relations

Moldova’s claims to Pridnestrovie have no legal basis, the President of the PMR emphasized

Tiraspol, January 9. /Novosti Pridnestrovya/. The so-called law on the special legal status of Pridnestrovie from 2005, which Moldovan politicians refer to, contradicts the Declaration of Independence of the Republic of Moldova, and therefore lacks any legal legitimacy. This was stated by the President of the PMR Vadim Krasnoselsky in an interview with the Russian news agency TASS.

The head of state recalled that, according to the Declaration of Independence, all branches and authorities of Moldova undertake to eliminate the political and legal consequences of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, including the creation of the Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic by annexing Bessarabia to the Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, that is, Pridnestrovie. The adoption of the law on a special legal status was a desperate and erroneous step by Chisinau, which essentially made further negotiations on the final settlement formula pointless. References to it by representatives of the Moldovan authorities are only a banal tribute to political tradition.

“Following the legal logic, on the contrary, it would be more appropriate to adopt a law in the Republic of Moldova on the inadmissibility of recreating the MSSR by re-unifying Moldova with Pridnestrovie as the legal successor of the MASSR,” Vadim Krasnoselsky noted. “As we see, in this example, the Moldovan leadership demonstrates legal nihilism, violating its own fundamental principles of statehood.”

According to Vadim Krasnoselsky, Moldova’s approach to resolving the conflict, which consists of refusing dialogue with Pridnestrovie and intensifying confrontation, is counterproductive and can only lead to a further deterioration in Moldovan-Pridnestrovian relations until their complete rupture.

“This is a road to nowhere, and the Moldovan authorities must be aware that this time the cost of their mistake may turn out to be much higher,” the head of state emphasized.

Let us recall that in 1918 the territory of the former Bessarabian province of Russia between the Prut and the Dniester was annexed by Romania. In turn, in 1924, the territory on the left bank of the Dniester became part of the MASSR, the capital of which was first in Balta, and then in Tiraspol. The Soviet Union never recognized the annexation of Bessarabia while in 1940, after signing a non-aggression pact with Germany, demanded that the Romanian Government return the annexed territory. After this demand was met, the MSSR was formed, which, in addition to Bessarabia, included part of the territory of the MSSR on the left bank of the Dniester. In the early nineties, the nationalists who came to power in Moldova put the issue of unification with Romania on the agenda. On this wave, on August 27, 1991, the Parliament of Moldova adopted the Declaration of Independence, in which it declared invalid the law on the formation of the MSSR, as well as the non-aggression treaty between the USSR and Germany, also known as the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, with a secret protocol to it. Thus, the only document according to which the territory of Pridnestrovie was part of the MSSR was disavowed.


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