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1 December 2021
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Gheorghe Russu

Vice-director, The Center for Combating Economic Crimes and Corruption

Parties-Phantoms, Parties - State Institutions, Parties - State Enterprises

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20 parties have registered in the current election campaign. Many people say it is a too big number for such a small country as Moldova. At the same time, much more parties could take part in the election campaign.

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LDPM calling on all parties to jointly demand Russian troop withdrawal

The Liberal Democratic Party has called upon Moldovan political parties to sign a joint address to the Helsinki OSCE Summit, due on December 4-5, and to request the forum to put to discussion and vote the question on withdrawing the Russian troops and arsenals from the Transnistrian region of Moldova.
INFOTAG, 19 November 2008, 18:16

Chisinau, November 19 ( INFOTAG ). The Liberal Democratic Party has called upon Moldovan political parties to sign a joint address to the Helsinki OSCE Summit, due on December 4-5, and to request the forum to put to discussion and vote the question on withdrawing the Russian troops and arsenals from the Transnistrian region of Moldova.

LDPM leader MP Vladimir Filat told a news conference here on Wednesday that this question should necessarily be raised and discussed in Helsinki to force Russia fulfill its 1999 OSCE Istanbul Summit commitments.

LDPM First Deputy Chairman Mihai Godea said Russia had promised to remove its arms and ammunition from Transnistria by end-2001, and troops - by end-2002. At that moment, there were 2.5 thousand Russian military present in Transnistria as well as 40 thousand tons of ammunition and 50 thousand tons of weapons. Russia really began removing its military property then, but the process was suspended on the pretext that the Transnistrian authorities allegedly prohibited it.

LDPM First Deputy Chairman, lawyer Alexandru Tanase maintained that the separatist Transnistrian regime is not an independent force and it would hardly be able to exist without Russia's support.

He stressed the Constitution of the Republic of Moldova prohibits the presence of foreign troops on the Moldovan soil, so local political parties, who feel responsibility before the society, must unite efforts for the sake of putting an end to the Russian military presence in the Transnistrian region.



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