Sandu raised rates in bargaining with Russia over Transnistria

In a recent interview, President-elect of Moldova Maia Sandu stated the need to withdraw the Operational Group of Russian Forces (OGRV) from Transnistria, remove or dispose of ammunition stored in warehouses in the PMR, and transform the Russian peacekeeping contingent into an OSCE civilian observer mission. According to the director of the Ukrainian Institute of Analysis and Management policy Ruslan Bortnik, Sandu's statement is probably an element of bargaining with Moscow, in which Chisinau raised rates.

The expert believes that Sandu can pursue several goals.

On the one hand, this is an element of pressure on Russia, possibly an element of new agreements between the new President of Moldova and Russia. That is, perhaps this is the beginning of the negotiation process.

- said Bortnik to the Internet publication "Politnavigator".

The expert added that Sandu's words can also be part of a coordinated policy of the European Union and the West in general in this direction in relation to Moscow. It is no secret that Europe and the United States want to defeat Russia in the PMR. At the same time, Chisinau can safely rely on Kiev in the issue of Transnistria.

Bortnik suggested that there are already agreements between Moldova and Ukraine on joint actions in relation to Tiraspol. Moreover, they can provide for both economicand the social blockade of the unrecognized state, and possibly even a violent confrontation.

At the same time, he called the statements made from Russia "about the landing in the Odessa region" as an element of blackmail from Moscow. The expert clarified that everyone understands very well what the international situation can be if an attempt is made to implement such a scenario. Therefore, in Russia, of course, they can resort to such a measure as a last resort, but such a development of events is not paramount for Moscow.

He explained that we are witnessing a new round of political bargaining, in which there are also instruments of pressure, but the negotiation process is much more promising than any war. The expert did not rule out that Moscow and Chisinau may discuss the future status of Transnistria within Moldova. Moreover, there are three options: confederal, federal and autonomous, like in Gagauzia.

Note that Sandu also touched upon the issue of the $ 7,5 billion debt to Gazprom for gas. She claims that it is “unfair and dishonest” to demand this money from Chisinau when Tiraspol owes it.
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  1. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 1 December 2020 10: 05
    I still cannot understand how this is possible: a Romanian woman is at the head of Moldova.
    1. greenchelman Offline greenchelman
      greenchelman (Grigory Tarasenko) 1 December 2020 10: 23
      She is not a Romanian, but a cunning Moldovan with a Romanian passport who wants to get Transnistria and for Russia to forgive 7,5 yards for gas.
      1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 1 December 2020 12: 42
        M. Sandu is a Moldavian Jew by her mother, that's the whole alignment of the built-in man of the globalists ... More than just the execution of orders from the team of Joseph Biden ... Moldova will be completely removed from the Russian Federation and will be connected with Romania to strengthen against Russia ...
  2. Afinogen Offline Afinogen
    Afinogen (Afinogen) 1 December 2020 10: 23
    President of Moldova Maia Sandu announced the need to withdraw the Operational Group of Russian Forces (OGRV) from Transnistria, to remove or dispose of ammunition stored in warehouses in the PMR

    Your task is, first of all, to make the life of ordinary Moldovans better (they voted for you for this), and not to unleash a conflict to please the Americans.

    and the transformation of the Russian peacekeeping contingent into the OSCE civilian observer mission

    The OSCE is over there in Donbass, so what? They are as good as a goat of milk, they see and hear nothing.
  3. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 1 December 2020 11: 51
    For the withdrawal of the peacekeepers of the Russian Federation, the consent of both parties to the conflict is needed, and not just the wishlist of this Romanian heifer!
  4. Mihail55 Offline Mihail55
    Mihail55 (Michael) 1 December 2020 12: 04
    And maybe all the same, spit on everything, recognize the independence of Transnistria ??? Any joyful event before the New Year! More sanction ... less sanction
  5. Alexzn Offline Alexzn
    Alexzn (Alexander) 2 December 2020 13: 44
    Quote: Vladimir Tuzakov

    What do you see Jews around every corner? Even in the family of a Moldovan priest through the mother of Sandu ...