One cannot request de facto recognition and respect of the neutrality of a state at the same time trying to cover up the existence of occupation troops on that state’s territory. This is the position expressed by Action and Solidarity Party as regards President Igor Dodon's speech at the UN rostrum, IPN reports.
"Action and Solidarity Party expresses its disagreement with the incoherent and inconsistent position of President Igor Dodon on the issue of the illegal presence of foreign military troops on the territory of the Republic of Moldova," a PAS statement said.
Action and Solidarity Party firmly reiterates its position that the immediate withdrawal of Russian Federation troops from the territory of the Republic of Moldova is the only way to recognize and observe the sovereignty and unity of the state of the Republic of Moldova and the sine qua non condition for settling the Transnistrian dispute.
"As President of the Republic of Moldova, I avail myself of every opportunity to request the de facto recognition and observance of the neutrality status of my country," said Igor Dodon in the speech held during the general debates of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly. “At this rostrum there were calls for the withdrawal of Russian foreign military and ammunition from the territory of the Republic of Moldova. I want to welcome the initiative of the Russian Federation to resume the process of destroying the foreign ammunition stored in the Transnistrian region of my country”, declared Igor Dodon.