The Transnistrian administration decided to take away the checkpoints that it calls “quarantine posts” and that were set up unilaterally on the administrative border on the pretext of preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus, IPN reports.
The Transnistrian authorities said that about 30 posts were placed initially. Later, they were reduced to 11. The decision to remove them was taken after the infection rate on the right and left sides of the Nistru became similar. Tiraspol said the subsequent actions will depend on the pandemic situation in the region.
Earlier, the Reintegration Policies Bureau of Chisinau said that on the pretext of the epidemiological measures, Tiraspol set up checkpoints without the consent of the Joint Control Commission. These hampered the free movement of persons between the two sides of the Nistru and the access of about 50,000 inhabitants from the Security Zone to the main job. The authorities noted the placing of these additional posts was defiance not only of the agreement of July 21, 1992, but also of the Odessa agreement signed on March 20, 1998, which condemned the presence of border guards in the Security Zone and stipulated the gradual withdrawal of these. Later, a part of the posts were removed.