Russian deputy PM in Moldovan breakaway region
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||9 May 2014|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Russian deputy PM in Moldovan breakaway region, 9 May 2014, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/53a1389e11.html [accessed 26 October 2016]|
May 09, 2014
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has taken part in ceremonies in Moldova's breakaway region of Transdniestr marking the end of World War II.
Rogozin, the Russian president's special representative for Transdniestr, said in Tiraspol May 9 Russia would do everything possible to guarantee the security of the self-declared republic.
He suggested that the government in Kyiv posed a danger to Transdniestr, which is between Ukaine and Moldova.
"On the borders of Transdniester a genuine blockade is being set up," Rozogin said, referring to Ukraine. "They don't allow men 16 and 60 years old into neighboring Odesa, this speaks of the fear the fascists there are experiencing."
Rogozin arrived May 8 after a delay he said was caused by Ukrainian authorities denying his plane access through Ukrainian airspace.
Based on reporting by Interfax, ITAR-TASS, and AP