Ammunition depot in the village sausage in Transnistria was one of the topics that were discussed by the special representative of the OSCE Chairman Franco Frattini and Deputy Prime Minister of Moldova for reintegration Christine Forester during their meeting in Chisinau. What about this said Frattini in Tiraspol, is unclear.
Italian diplomat told reporters on Saturday, 11 may, the OSCE works on the organization of the meetings of the mediators and observers in Transnistrian conflict settlement process in Moldova. Fratini believes that the participants could visit the warehouse of arms of the Russian army in the village sausage.
Franco Frattini: “Previously, we tried to obtain free access to that warehouse, our attempts have not received a positive response, but again I raise the issue. We are talking about older weapons that can’t be transported elsewhere for destruction, and poses a threat to the people of this region. I have to check if there is a more positive approach to this issue. The question I raised in 2018 and will do it in 2019”.
Christine Forester, for his part, recalled that the previously attempted destruction of obsolete ammunition.
Christine Forester: “the warehouse exists since 1940. There is a precedent when the parties tried to destroy part of the weapon. My colleague, the Ambassador of Moldova in Vienna, Victor Osipov took part in this procedure, I don’t see anything that would prevent the repetition of such experience. For us, safety is important. This warehouse is located near the Ukraine, the participants of the negotiations, Kiev may also be interested in this issue. In addition, until now no precise study about what is in the warehouse.”
Franco Frattini paid a visit in Moldova on may 10 and 11. And although the last meeting of all participants in the Transnistrian settlement process took place in the year 2018, the OSCE representative said that in the talks, “nothing is locked, nothing frozen.”
Franco Frattini: “the Time of my visit not a coincidence, I arrived in transition after the elections in Moldova and before the creation of the government, which I hope will be established before the deadline. The local authorities assured me of their own free will, and I see that the process is not frozen. On a technical level, the contacts of the parties, I hope, will continue.”
OSCE Special Representative @FrancoFrattini continued dialogue on advancing the #TransdniestrianSettlementProcess with the #Transdniestrian leader Vadim Krasnoselsky and chief negotiator Vitaly Ignatiev in Tiraspol. pic.twitter.com/20p0K27byA
— OSCE Mission to Moldova (@OSCEMoldova) May 11, 2019
However, judging by the statements of the Transnistrian side, in Tiraspol dissatisfied with the dynamics of the negotiations.
Vitaly Ignatiev: “We are interested in the revitalization at all levels of the negotiation process: on the level of expert working groups, and at meetings of political representatives. And, of course, we expect that we will be able to work at the level of the format “5+2″ very important, expert and consultative mechanism”.
The tone and the emphasis made in the communique a press-services of the leader of Transnistria Vadim Krasnoselsky, were similar. According to him, in the last five months of activity of the negotiation process have considerably decreased, approaching zero level. The reason — political processes in Moldova. “To stop negotiations dangerous. 2017-2018 showed a good trend, agreed. The negotiation process should not be hostage to the political situation in Moldova”, — quotes the words of Krasnosel his press service.
In Moldova, we will remind, on February 24, the parliamentary elections, the results of which none of the parties that entered the legislature, has not received necessary for the formation of the government votes.
After the recognition of results of elections President Igor Dodon met with support by his party of socialists, the ruling Democratic party and opposition-minded unit ACUM. The meeting did not lead to any agreements.
The socialists and “achumawi” under pressure of the public opinion tried to negotiate about the formation of the new government, which seems to have stalled. However, the Director of the Institute for strategic initiatives of Moldova Vladislav kulminski also believes that the parties initially were not interested in cooperation.
Vladislav kulminski also: “I can’t call what’s happening with negotiations, because negotiations are not conducted. I myself took part in many negotiations, I prepared many talks, and believe me, what happens before the cameras, it’s just the final stage. Usually, they come when they need to announce the agreements to tell the people about what these arrangements are. As a rule, all the details of the negotiations and agreements are stated at the end of an entirely different processes that occur in quiet and calm atmosphere, as a result of concessions and pressure is always a very complicated process. But judging from what is happening now, we are in the positioning of political parties, they are trying to make political capital. Any serious negotiations now speeches cannot be”.
The expert, however, said that the ruling party of the Democrats under Vlad Plahotniuc yet stands out. “The Democrats are still in the game is not entered, no negotiations, they do not, and probably are, but we do not know about,” concluded’minskaya.
Political analyst Victor gurau said that the real negotiations, the political parties represented in Parliament, will lead after the elections to the European Parliament. However, he rejects the widespread in Moldova, the hypothesis that the country is waiting for the result of a coalition between presidential party of socialists and the Democrat Vlad Plahotniuc.
Victor gurau: “on may 26, the Democrats will see what would be the balance in the European Parliament who will play first violin in Brussels, because the right-wing in Europe is not so rosy picture. Why risk the Democrats when they have power? Why risk the socialists, when they have the presidency? So I think probably we go to early elections. I have to date no arguments in favour of the so much touted Duo Dodon-plahotniuc, because in politics, everyone plays their part and everyone wants to get the maximum result. As for the Democrats is damaging the Alliance with the socialists, as for the block ACUM”.
Note that, according to experts, the period when the new Parliament may try to create a ruling coalition, expires on 7 June. If the parties are unable to agree, Moldova is likely to expect early elections. Earlier, the President said that re-elections will make the party more amenable.