Some of the Moldovan MPs criticize the 5+2 format of the Transnistrian conflict settlement talks and say that since this platform was constituted, no progress in favor of the Republic of Moldova has been made. Moreover, the PAS and PPPDA MPs consider the small steps policy pursued by the constitutional authorities represented nothing else but permanent concessions in favor of the consolidation of the Transnistrian regime, IPN reports.
On the 29th anniversary of the start of the Nisrtu armed conflict, some of the MPs say that no Moldovan government in time really aimed to solve the Transnistrian conflict as the maintaining of the conflict frozen enables to perpetuate large-scale economic schemes.
“The key to the Transnistrian conflict is in Chisinau. As long as we have corrupt governments in Chisinau, which are accomplices to the economic crimes committed by those from Tiraspol, we will be unable to solve this conflict. Since this 5+2 format was set up, no progress in favor of the Republic of Moldova has been made. Instead, multiple concessions to the detriment of the country’s sovereignty were made,” PAS MP Oazu Nantoi stated in the talk show “Emphasis on Today” on TVR Moldova channel.
According to the MPs, the small steps policy adopted by the constitutional authorities in Chisinau is harmful and does nothing but strengthen the separatist Transnistrian regime.
“The policy called by some the “small steps policy” is actually a policy to make permanent concessions to Tiraspol. We have multiple examples, hundreds of cases of kidnapping of citizens, neutral-design license plates, illegal checkpoints. This is defiance. Instead, Chisinau does nothing,” stated PPPDA MP Kiril Moțpan.
For their part, human rights experts say that if the vicious practices witnessed on the left side of the Nistru are not stopped on time, they will lead to the Transnistrization of the Republic of Moldova.
“If we remain indifferent to the non-observance of the human rights on the left side of Nistru, we risk witnessing the Transnistrization of the Republic of Moldova. These negative practices spread very swiftly and many of them are undertaken by the constitutional authorities. We already see attacks on civil society and these attacks on NGOs, human rights defenders started in Russia, continued in Russia and Belarus, being undertaken by the authorities in Tiraspol,” stated the director of Promo-Lex Ion Manole.
The 5+2 format includes Chisinau and Tiraspol as conflicting parties, the OSCE, the Russian Federation and Ukraine as mediators and the European Union and the United States as observers.