NATO countries demand the Russian army to withdraw its troops from the territory of the Transnistrian region of Moldova. It was stated by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during his talks with Prime Minister of Moldova Kirill Gaburici, Joinfo.ua reports.
"NATO member states have always supported Moldova on the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe, calling for the withdrawal of Russian forces from the Republic of Moldova (Transnistria region. – Ed.)," Stoltenberg said.
It should be noted that on the territory of unrecognized Transnistrian Moldovan Republic is located the units of the 14th Russian Army, and at military depots in the village Kolbasna of the Rybnitsky area are more than 20 thousand tons of ordnance (bombs, shells, mines, and grenades).
In 1999, at the OSCE summit in Istanbul, Russia pledged to withdraw its troops and weapons from Transnistria, but this promise has not yet been fulfilled.
As Stoltenberg said recently, NATO does not seek confrontation with Russia, but it will not tolerate disrespect from its neighbors and borders.