The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration declares itself puzzled and outraged by Leonid Manakov’ s speech, delivered at the plenary sitting of the 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council, on September 23. Through this speech, "on behalf of the Transnistrian people and by order of Transnistrian leadership", the official representative of Transnistrian region in Moscow, "directly calls upon the international community to recognize Transnistria' s independence as a subject of international law," IPN reports.
Thus, MAEIE made a request to the leadership of the Russian Federation to cease the activity of ““Transnistria” Foundation for the development of social and cultural relations”, opened in Moscow earlier this year, headed by Leonid Manakov, given that it actually operates as an "official representation of Transnistria" in the Russian Federation.
The MAEIE believes that such speeches, delivered from the rostrum of the UN institutions, are provocative and counterproductive, being able to undermine the negotiation process in the "5 + 2" format regarding the identification of a global, peaceful and sustainable solution for the Transnistrian conflict.
This solution must be based on the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Moldova within its internationally recognized borders, with a special status for the Transnistrian region, as stipulated in the relevant OSCE documents.