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A European force in Transnistria? Russians are OK!

(B2) This is in any case the German as well as the Russian wish. Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov repeated this on Wednesday in Paris during the meeting of the enlarged Weimar triangle (France, Germany, Poland + Russia). The presence of a European peace contingent in Transnistria is entirely possible, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, emphasizing that this idea was formulated in 2003 in the Kozak Memorandum. Shortly before, the German Foreign Minister had asked Russia to withdraw its troops from Transnistria in exchange for promoting President Dmitry Medvedev's initiative on European security and the establishment of a new Russia-EU committee for foreign policy issues at ministerial level.


NB: Russia maintains a workforce of 400 men in Transnistria as a peacekeeping force.

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).

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  • In addition to this contingent of 400 Russian soldiers in this peacekeeping force, it should be remembered that the operational group of Russian forces in Moldova (formerly XIVe army) numbered in September 2006 in the 1 men.

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