: :inin Kyiv (EET)

EU Draws Transnistria Closer to Avoid Looming Instability

On November 29, Transnistria—the Russian-supported separatist region of Moldova—held parliamentary and local elections. Despite predictions to the contrary, the opposition forces won a landslide victory, claiming 31 of the 43 seats in the local legislature (Novosti Pridnestrovya, December 2). Even if unrecognized by the international community, these elections were important not only with regard to the political dynamics within Transnistria, but also due to their implications for Tiraspol-Chisinau relations as well as for the broader region. Moreover, a week later, on December 7, Transnistrian leader Yevgeny Shevchuk announced a major development on the economic front. According to Shevchuk, the European …read more

Source: The Jamestown Foundation

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