Moldova: Transdniester talks end in Lviv
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||19 February 2013|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Moldova: Transdniester talks end in Lviv, 19 February 2013, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/513dd1b3c.html [accessed 25 April 2014]|
February 19, 2013
By RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service and RFE/RL's Moldovan Service
LVIV, Ukraine – Diplomats have met in the Ukrainian city of Lviv to discuss the frozen conflict in Moldova's Transdniester region.
Representatives from Russia, Ukraine, the United States, the European Union, and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), as well as Moldova and Transdniester met in the so-called 5+2 format.
At the end of the talks, the OSCE issued a statement urging the sides to maintain momentum in negotiations, which it said will continue in May in Odesa.
The statement also reiterated the proposal to host a meeting between the Moldovan and Transdniestrian leaders this year.
Pro-Russian Transdniester declared independence from mainly Romanian-speaking Moldova in 1990 and fought a war with Moldova in 1992.
Transdniester's independence has not been recognized by any state.