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Transdniestria Asks Russia to Initiate Independence Recognition Procedure

Thursday, 17 April 2014

The parliament of Transdniestria, a de-facto independent former autonomous republic of Moldova, passed on Wednesday an address to the parliament and president of the Russian Federation to initiate the procedure for the recognition of the republic’s independence, the ITAR-TASS reports with reference to the press-service of Transdniestria’s Supreme Soviet.


The decision is based on the results of the 2006 republican-wide referendum during which 97 percent of voters supported Transdniestria’s independence and its subsequent unification with Russia, the press-service said.

Transdniestria has repeatedly applied for recognition before. This time, its hopes fly high after Crimea returned under Russia’s jurisdiction a month ago.


“From a legal point of view, Transdniestria doesn’t differ from Crimea in any way. The process of its reunification with Russia should follow the Crimean scenario,” Transdniestrian MP Vyacheslav Tobukh told ITAR-TASS.

A delegation of Transdniestrian lawmakers led by Speaker Mikhail Burla will leave for Moscow on Thursday for talks with Russian State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin.

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