On January 26th, during his visit in Moscow, the so-called president of the separatist Pridnestrovian Moldovan Republic, Vadim Krasnoselsky, commented on the proposal of the Moldovan President Igor Dodon to have a referendum on the settlement and further integration.

Krasnoselsky stressed that Transnistria had chosen its future in a referendum in 2006.

“In Transnistria, in 2006, the people expressed their willing to get independence and further integration in Russia. We don’t see the necessity of organizing another referendum on this question. Our nation decided.

Moldova as a sovereign country can organize as many referendums as it wants, it’s their internal thing. Transnistria already had this referendum”, declared the Transnistrian leader to the newspaper of the Federal Assembly of Russia.

Moldova’s President, Igor Dodon, recently declared during his press-conference that a national referendum is needed to decide on the Transnistrian “question”.

The 2006 referendum Krasnoselsky referred to took place on 17 September that year, when residents of the breakaway region were asked to choose betwee integration with Moldova or independence and further integration with Russia. 96,61% voted against integration with Moldova, while 98,07% voted for keeping the “independence” and future joining to Russia.