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Actions in Transnistria are possible only with Chisinau's consent

Jun 1, 2023

Ukraine has no right to take military action in Transnistria unless there is a request from the authorities of the Republic of Moldova.

This was stated by Volodymyr Zelenskyy at a press conference after the summit of the European Political Community, a correspondent of Yevropeiska Pravda reports from Moldova.

Zelenskyy denied the rumors about this and ruled out unilateral actions by Ukraine in Transnistria.


"Ukraine can respond and help only if there is a request from the authorities of the Republic of Moldova," he said.

UPDATED. The president initially refused to answer the question asked twice about whether there was such a request from Moldova, but later returned to the topic and decided to clarify, saying: "There was no request."

Zelenskyy also emphasized that Ukraine has no claim to the territory of Transnistria.

"They should unite with their state, with their history, that is, with Moldova," the president emphasized, recalling how he once traveled through Transnistria and was surprised to see flags of the Russian Federation, but not Moldova.

Author - Olena Madiak, 01/06/2023

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