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Tiraspol tries to “justify” its illegal posts in the Security Zone



The Delegation of the Republic of Moldova continues its efforts to include in the agenda the problem related to “border guards” stations illegally installed in the Security Zone by the Transnistrian side.

In the statement of our delegation, as well as in the speeches of the representatives of the Republic of Moldova from the meeting of the Joint Control Commission (JCC) on March 14, the illegal and military character of the border guards was noted.

Apart from the fact that their presence is in contradiction with the Moldovan-Russian Agreement of July 21 1992 (the main document of the negotiation process and the peacekeeping operation), they hinder the free movement of persons and goods. People are intimidated and subject to unlawful verification, registration, and imputation procedures.

This time, the Tiraspol exponents in the Commission also opposed to a decision on the positions and tried to promote the idea that these armed formations would have the role of preventing the resumption of the armed conflict.

The position of the Russian Federation delegation was formulated by the co-chair of the Commission, Ilya Uvarov, who noted that he perceived “border guards” as a reality and did not see in them a factor limiting the right to freedom of movement.

At the same meeting, the proposal of the Moldovan delegation to implement a Commission decision taken in March 2008, whereby the Military Observers of the Joint Force of Poverty to visit all the military objectives in the Security Zone, was blocked to know which is really the situation and assess the risks of possible escalation of the situation.

In the Report on the Situation in the Security Zone for March 6-12, presented by the Joint Military Command, 3 cases were identified for the detection of the World War II ammunition.

Such ammunition was found in the soil during agricultural works in the households of the Dubasari, Şerpeni and Chiţcani localities. They were discharged from the site and are to be destroyed in an established manner under the control of the Joint Force of Poverty.


Transnistria exports more goods to Romania than to Russia



The data of the so-called Customs Committee of Transnistria show that the separatist region exported more in Romania than in the Russian Federation in the first half of 2019.

In January-March, Transnistria exported goods worth $20,000,000 to Romania and worth $19,500,000 to Russia.

Romania ranks first in terms of exports to the European Union, with a 47% share. Russia ranks first in exports to Eurasian Union countries, with a 95% share.

29% of total Transnistrian exports went to the European Union, in the first semester of 2019, while 14% of exports went to the Eurasian Union.

Nevertheless, Russia is at the forefront of imports in the Transnistrian region with $152,600,000. Transnistria imported goods in the amount of $10,900,000 from Romania.


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Representative of Ukraine in the 5 + 2 format: “Russia does not want a political solution on Transnistria”



The special representative of Ukraine in the Transnistrian settlement, Ambassador Viktor Krivanovski, believes that the Russian Federation is interested in maintaining the status quo of the Transnistrian conflict. The statement was made in a forum dedicated to the Transnistrian issue, Ukrinform reports.

“There is no process in the political settlement of the Transnistrian conflict. It is important for Russia to keep this outbreak of tension in the region,” the diplomat said.

According to Krijanovski, by perpetuating this outbreak of tension, Russia is hindering the normal development of the region.

The diplomat added that Ukraine is doing everything in its power to regulate the situation, including the creation of joint control points on the Transnistrian segment of the Moldovan-Ukrainian border.

Reminder: Ukraine, alongside the OSCE and Russia, is one of the mediators in the negotiation format on Transnistria 5 + 2. The US and the EU are observers. Chişinău and Tiraspol are direct negotiators.

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The Cryptorepublic of Transnistria. This is who controls the cryptocurrency business of the separatist region



Tiraspol has legalized the acquisition of cryptocurrency in January 2018, after the adoption of the Law on Blockchain Technology Development.

The Transnistrian Cryptocurrency Business has the main beneficiary Sheriff Holding and a former employee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, according to an investigation published by and signed by Ilie Gulca and Madalin Necsuzu. The acquisition of the equipment was carried out by a bank involved in the theft of the billion in Moldova. The actors and businesses involved in the scheme have businesses in the energy, telecommunication, internet in Crimea and in the West.

Technopark is based in the Business Center “Rossia”, one of the most modern buildings in Tiraspol, in contrast to the gray of Soviet architecture. This is a state-owned company that has its own cryptocurrency business. Anyone who wants to invest in cryptographic production in Transnistria must reach Technopark OJSC first. Hence, the potential investor is taken over by director Veaceslav Cernikevich, who takes care of all diligence.

This state-owned company intermediates the sale of electricity produced by the Moldavskaya GRES, owned by the Russian company Inter-Rao, and the Sheriff’s Tirotex-Energo Power Plant, the Moldovan Thermoelectric Power Plant.

All this works on the Russian gas supplied by SA Moldovagaz, on debt, on the left bank of the Dniester River. Tiraspol does not pay the spent gas, the entire debt, over $7,000,000,000, accruing to Moldovagaz.

According to a report of the Russian concert in September 2018, Moldovagaz’s debt to Gazprom amounted to over $6,000,000,000.

Over 90% of this debt is the debt of TAD Tiraspoltransgaz to Gazprom. Added to that, another $1,200,000,000 is given by Gazprom in December 2005 to an offspring company called Factoring Finance.

The Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure has refused to disclose the value of SA Moldovagaz’s debt to Gazprom for gas consumed in the Transnistrian region.

At the same time, the representatives of the same ministry said that the Government of the Republic of Moldova does not assume its obligations towards external suppliers, even if the state owns 35.33% of the shares of Moldovagaz SA.

Thus, on the gas provided by Moldovagaz, on Tiraspol’s debt, the self-proclaimed authorities in Tiraspol tell the potential investors that they offer “the best conditions in the world” for acquiring cryptocurrency.

Tiraspol’s future plans are aimed at big targets. The ultimate goal is to exploit the maximum capacity of power generation by the Cuciurgan Power Plant, which currently operates at 17% capacity.

“We have a considerable reserve of electricity. Basically, we can produce up to 700-900 MWh. It’s a prospect that we can reach if there is a demand for it,” declared Betanov.

Andrei Betanov, 29, is the director of the Tiraspol investment agency who, with the help of Igor Ceaika’s role in organized the blockhouse on the left bank of the Dniester River. Andrei Betanov held important positions within the Ministry of Economy of the so-called Transnistrian Moldovan Republic. He was first head of the section responsible for strategic projects and then, of the State Service of Privatization of the Ministry of Economy in Tiraspol. He is a native of Bender and studied at the Slavonic University in Chisinau.

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