On Internet forums the inhabitants of the Republic wrote that the firm that funded your opponents that won at the last parliamentary elections, handing out food rations to pensioners, arguing that soon there will come a famine.
This is also the beginning of the campaign?
Hand out. The technology of manipulation has long been known. To sow fear, panic, spread lies, and then to be a kind of Messiah people. First, through a controlled channel said that food stocks in the country over, now handing out packages of food to waste. This is intimidation by the lack of products with the simultaneous distribution of the products, I appreciate both the apparent pre-election move. With all this, I will emphasize that I am grateful to all who selflessly and without any political ambitions, is ready to help the needy and pensioners.
So in fact the products in your country do not end?
At the moment food enough. I have read the analysis of the customs Committee. Products in the country are imported approximately in the same volume, and in some positions even more. The worsening economic situation is different. Some products have become less chassis, something began to buy in store. In General, the market regulates these processes. And in Russia, and Ukraine, and in Moldova it is noted the fall in imports and retail sales. Regional and global trends are very significant and affect us including.
Many Internet users are absolutely sure that soon the Republic would be a coup…
I think it is no secret that paid journalists, politicians and political forces are everywhere. The one who pays, confronts them with the corresponding goal. To destabilize the Republic from within — a longtime dream of our opponents. But to carry out a coup in our country, I assure you, will not succeed.
The people at us wise, is able to unite and not to succumb to various provocations. Again, the lesson we learned. So those, who bares his teeth at our unity, they can break off. Revolution we will not allow. There are democratic forms of political struggle and legal field, and have sufficient forces to suppress any anti-constitutional action.
But still about the charges against you have been very sporadically and briefly comment on them. Isn’t it time to give a detailed answer?
Of course, the answer will be. All these charges against him, no matter how absurd they may be, should be carried-out inspection. They are already underway. And the KGB and the investigative Committee of the Republic, and the audit chamber and the Prosecutor’s office busy with inspections, which were initiated on the same day, when he heard the loud statements. The results will be, then get legal answers. Now let the bodies in everything.
I repeat that today no bases for excitation of criminal cases not found. There is an impression that some political forces is the desire to be deputies, investigators, prosecutors and judges in one person. This is extremely dangerous. Political “justice” is unacceptable under the Constitution. I have already said in the broadcast of our television that is willing to give “assigned” to me 100 million dollars to anyone who will find them.
Tiraspol, the market for “Orchid” in the heart of the city. The height of hostilities in the Donbass. These “public” statements in Transnistria can be found still.
About relations with neighbours
— And as your neighbors in Moldova respond to internal political battles in Transnistria?
They have their battles enough. This for us is not good. Instability is always bad! We are interested in stability, both domestically and from its neighbors, which continue to develop good-neighbourly and mutually beneficial relations, and the efforts made for the return of the substantive work in the framework of the negotiation process.
— Speaking of roommates: what about the relations with Ukraine? The blockade, as I understand it, continues unabated?
— Unfortunately, relations in recent years greatly complicated. In the past year to our border moved up theUkrainian armed forces along the border and digging a moat. Still not solved the issue with the freedom of movement of our citizens. Men with Russian passports to cross the Ukrainian border can’t. And in Transnistria is home to two hundred thousand citizens of the Russian Federation.
Banned in the Ukraine were all Pridnestrovian diplomats. Many problems created in relation to our goods, there are problems with supplies for the Russian peacekeepers. Now, together with Moldova, Ukraine has taken new measures to tighten the blockade. Organized joint posts at the border with us, and will probably be followed by changing the mode of crossing of goods and people.
— This again will hit your economy?
— According to the organizers, as it should be. Moldovan officials do not hesitate to speak about it in public interviews, expressing the hope that economic pressure will somehow contribute to the subordination of Transnistria the legal field of Moldova.
— But it seems that Moldova is ready to change their radical approaches. Because recently there have been statements about the readiness to return to the negotiating table and was even called as a possible meeting date in the format “five plus two” (Transnistria, Moldova, the OSCE, Russia and Ukraine, the US and the EU. — V. J.). If I’m not mistaken, June…
— We constantly encourage our Moldovan partners to abandon the practice of pressure and blackmail, as it in no way contributes to the normalization of our relations. For a normal dialogue a little to make positive statements, they must be supported by concrete positive actions. We believe that any issues of contradictions should be discussed at the negotiating table. There are a number of developed over years of resolution formats.
This expert group and meetings of political representatives of the parties, and regular meetings with the mediators, and, finally, the format of permanent conference “five plus two”. All tried and tested experts and diplomats in various formats, shall be made in the end to the discussion in the “five plus two”. We are ready to participate in the work of this format at any time when there ready to discuss findings and solutions.
Now on the negotiating table there are a number of initiatives, including the Transnistrian side, which can be the basis for substantive work. But to get the result one desires from Transnistria is not enough. Clarity in the position of the Moldovan side on the existing draft documents are still there.
— Lately in the region greatly intensified Romania. I mean military cooperation with Moldova. Does this bother you?
— We are seriously concerned about the recent outrageous actions on the part of Romania – a violation of our airspace Romanian aircraft already committed several unauthorized raids to carry out reconnaissance photography in the security Zone. This violates the relevant stapled documents, the order of actions in the security Zone and carries serious risks of destabilization of the situation. Our foreign Minister has several times referred to the official Bucharest with calls to stop such disruptive action, but our calls were ignored. Did not respond to the treatment of our delegation in the joint control Commission (JCC) on the inadmissibility of the flight data of the aircraft over the territory of Transnistria and the Moldovan side. Now in full alert our air defense units. They are at firing positions, organized combat duty and radar reconnaissance of the air space. Our delegation to the JCC has already sent a request to Russia to recover the flight operation of a helicopter squadron in the ongoing peacekeeping operation.
— And it would violate the order of actions in the security zone?
— This request is not contrary to the order of interaction in the security zone, as Russia, according to the earlier signed in a multilateral format, that is, with the participation of Moldova, the documents is quite right to restore the strength of Russian peacekeepers in Transnistria, as I recall, up to 3,200 people and place in Tiraspol helicopter squadron. It is stipulated in the documents.
FROM THE FILE “MK”
Yevgeny Vasilyevich Shevchuk was born 19 June 1968 in Rybnitsa, the Moldovan SSR. From 2005 to 2009 he held the post of Chairman of the Supreme Council of Transnistria. In December 2011, following two rounds of elections elected President of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic. Married. Daughter Sophia is 4 months old.
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