29 Apr 2022 12:20

Chisinau reports meeting of Moldovan officials with Transdniestrian leader

CHISINAU. April 29 (Interfax) - Moldovan Deputy Prime Minister for Reintegration Oleg Serebrian and Supreme Security Council Secretary Dorin Recean have met with Transdniestrian leader Vadim Krasnoselsky, the Moldovan Reintegration Bureau told Interfax.

According to the Reintegration Bureau, the meeting took place in the village of Varnita on the western bank of the Dniester River, near the administrative border between Moldova and Transdniestria, and "security issues and the current situation in the region were discussed."

For its part, the press service of the unrecognized Transdniestrian Moldovan Republic's president published a short report on the meeting on Friday morning. Neither side provided meeting details.

The red alert due to terrorist threat was declared in Transdniestria at the beginning of the week, following explosions at the Transdniestrian State Security Ministry and a TV and radio center, where radio transmission antennas were damaged. There were no casualties in either incident.

Security has been enhanced, and roadblocks have been placed at the entrances to the region and all cities in Transdniestria. The Moldovan government assessed the unilateral travel restrictions as excessive and unfounded.

According to Chisinau, "conflicting sides in Transdniestria" have tried to escalate tensions. Tiraspol said those were conjectures and the attacks were tracked down to Ukraine.

An OSCE delegation arrived in Moldova on Friday in connection with the incidents in Transdniestria. The delegation is due to meet with Serebrian, Recean, and Moldovan Foreign Minister Nicu Popescu in Chisinau and with the Transdniestrian leader and political negotiator Vitaly Ignatyev in Tiraspol.