3 Nov 2017 13:26

Russian envoy for Transdniestria plans to resume dialogue with Ukrainian counterpart

MOSCOW. Nov 3 (Interfax) - The Russian Foreign Ministry's Ambassador-at-Large Sergei Gubarev said that he hopes to discuss the Transdniestrian settlement process with Kyiv's new special representative in charge of this issue soon.

"Kyiv's new special representative to this negotiating process was recently appointed by the decision of the Ukrainian president. I hope to meet with him in the near future to discuss in detail what we can do to resolve the Transdniestrian problem," Gubarev said in an interview with Interfax.

The crisis in Russian-Ukrainian relations is negatively affecting the Transdniestrian settlement process, Gubarev said.

"Kyiv's clear-cut anti-Russian stance complicates, among other issues, the search for common approaches to resolving the problem of Transdniestria, a region where ethnic Ukrainians account for one-third of the population and more than 90,000 people are citizens of Ukraine," he said.