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As the Ukrainian minister almost had Transnistria not joined Moldova

Since the beginning of this year, Ukraine received the chairmanship of the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe). And, according to the established tradition, in the first month of their new work, representatives of the political elites of the country chairing the OSCE began a kind of monitoring of the situation in those European regions that have the status of, let's say, problematic. The first region to which the representative of Ukraine (and at the same time the OSCE) Leonid Kozhara (head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry) went was the territorial pair Moldova-Transdniestria.

It would seem that it was quite an ordinary visit, which is usually associated with the so-called "brides" of the new chairman, the change of which for history both Tiraspol and Chisinau have already become accustomed to their existence as “problem” territories. However, this time the visit of a representative of a country that received the right to chair the OSCE for a year led to a real local diplomatic scandal, which became public knowledge.

Scandal nothing foreshadowed, but Leonid Kozhara, who is Ukraine’s Foreign Minister since December 2012, gave birth to him out of the blue, as they say, not even being in the position ... The essence of the scandal is that after negotiations with political representatives top of Moldova and Transnistria, Leonid Aleksandrovich said that he allegedly managed to reach literally breakthrough agreements with the leader of the Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia Respublika Yevgeny Shevchuk. The “breakthrough” essence, according to the Ukrainian politician, was that President Shevchuk, again, allegedly, spoke in favor of a political discussion of the status of Transnistria ... within the Republic of Moldova. The words about the fact that “within the Republic of Moldova” Leonid Kozhara made a short “mkhatovskaya” pause, and therefore they sounded especially stressed.

Immediately after the words expressed about Yevgeny Shevchuk’s unexpected wish to start a political dialogue with Chisinau, the Ukrainian foreign minister soon enough left, leaving all the assembled journalists with half-open mouths of surprise. After all, if you believe Kozhara’s words, he became, in fact, the first politician in the modern history of Ukraine (and the OSCE as a whole), who was able to reach an agreement on the “final solution of the Transnistrian issue” during the on-duty visit to Chisinau and Tiraspol. Having laid such laurels on his head, Leonid Alexandrovich had no idea what his statement could lead to.

And it led to the fact that there appeared publications in the Moldavian press that now Tiraspol will definitely give up its aspirations to gain independence from Chisinau. Like, Shevchuk himself Kozhara and declared ...

These publications, for obvious reasons, excited the public, and so excited that if it were not for the statement of Shevchuk himself, who was not exposed in the best possible way for residents of Transnistria after Kozhara's “revelations”, then it would have gone very far.

Shevchuk, who found out what the OSCE politician said before leaving Chisinau at a small press conference, was forced to refute everything that Kozhara presented to the public. In particular, Yevgeny Shevchuk said that in fact there had been no discussion of a political settlement of the issues on the status of the Transdnistrian Moldavian Republic with Leonid Kozhara. It was exclusively about the economic aspects, on which Tiraspol itself emphasized.

Moreover, the economic framework of cooperation between Tiraspol and Chisinau was touched upon by Leonid Kozhara during a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Moldova, Yuri Leanca. True, in the framework of this meeting, Mr. Leanca decided, by the way, to raise a much hotter topic, namely, the topic, as he put it, of the transformation of the peacekeeping contingent on the territory of Transdnistrian Moldavian Republic and Moldova. Obviously, by the word “transformation”, the Moldovan authorities understand the activity of ousting Russian peacekeepers from these territories and replacing them either solely with their police officers and military personnel, or, for example, with the EU military contingent, parts of which “surprisingly successful” pacify the situation in Kosovo , turning it (the situation) in the Balkans into a series of endless armed clashes, and covering the attacks of the Albanians in the Serbian enclaves of the region.
It should be noted here that the Minister Leanca himself had just before going to resign from his post, citing the fact that he had failed to fulfill the promises to abolish the visa regime between Moldova and the EU. Apparently, a kind of appeal to the OSCE representative to solve the problem, at least with the peacekeeping contingent “here and now,” became a trump card for Leanca, which he pulled out of the sleeve. And, apparently, after Kozhara said that Yevgeny Shevchuk unexpectedly decided on a political dialogue with Chisinau, they became a balm for the soul for Leanca, as if confirming the significance of himself (Leanca) both for Moldova and for the negotiation process with Tiraspol.

However, after it turned out that Kozhara sowed real disinformation, the importance of Leanca on the above parameters sharply went to a fall ... As, in fact, the importance of Leonid Kozhara himself, who really took too much upon himself in the framework of summing up his visit to the TMR and Moldova .

Where did he even get that Yevgeny Shevchuk is ready to solve the political issue of the TMR within Moldova - it seems that Chisinau and Tiraspol are guessing; and then Kozhara himself ...

Apparently, after this strange diplomatic incident, politicians and Moldova and Transnistria will now be asked in advance from the representatives of the OSCE, who visited their territorial entities, what are they going to tell the masses during their press conferences at the end of the visit. As if something happened again ...
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  1. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 29 January 2013 09: 00
    This indicates a low level of professional qualities of the diplomat.
    1. Vadivak
      Vadivak 29 January 2013 09: 17
      Quote: Vladimirets
      This indicates a low level of professional qualities of the diplomat.

      And I think a typical provocation, look what kind of reaction followed this statement, and not far from the war, they say they promised - follow through. In short, grandmas everywhere - a bought Cossack.
      1. YARY
        YARY 29 January 2013 10: 11
        PMR-RUSSIA! And the point!
        1. Valentinv
          Valentinv 29 January 2013 14: 48
          Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic UTB Maldavia and not the Russian Federation
          1. S_nami_strength
            S_nami_strength 29 January 2013 15: 54
            IT'S RUSSIA!!!
          2. favn
            favn 29 January 2013 18: 28
            Please try to learn at least the name of your country without errors. Then we'll talk about political mistakes)))
          3. Kortik
            Kortik 30 January 2013 04: 00
            In general, the territory of the PMR used to belong to the Ukrainian SSR, even earlier than the Russian Empire, even earlier than the Ottoman Empire, Greeks used this piece of land even centuries later, and truly a patent for the right of a discoverer and owner, can probably belong only to some wild hordes of Neanderthals, Australopithecus and other ancestors of modern homo sapiens. I say this as a person who was born in Chisinau and lived there most of the conscious life, although my parents are from Ukraine. So, you don’t have to be so categorical in your judgments, it won’t bring it to good.
      2. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 29 January 2013 10: 26
        Quote: Vadivak
        And I think a typical provocation,

        Hi Vadim! Yes, this is not a legalization, just Kozhara spoke without a piece of paper, in his own words and instantly showed the world his stupidity.
        1. Denzel13
          Denzel13 29 January 2013 10: 50
          An obvious indicator of Kozhara's mental development, however, "teachers are good" - Bush Jr. for example.
          1. Alexander Romanov
            Alexander Romanov 29 January 2013 13: 25
            Quote: Denzel13
            - Bush Jr. for example.

            Hi Sanya! Bush is witnessing a story with his aphorisms. He was spitting OPEC or APEC, Iran or Iraq. laughing
        2. old rocket man
          old rocket man 29 January 2013 13: 56
          Alexander Romanov,
          Stupidity, of course, is present, but only in the fact that Kozhara hoped that the provocation would work
          And the idea, apparently, was to destabilize the situation in PfP, with the aim of deposing Shevchuk and, ultimately, to spoil Russia
          1. Kaa
            Kaa 29 January 2013 16: 33
            Quote: Old Rocketman
            And the idea, apparently, was to destabilize the situation in PfP

            No, it's just that the Ukrainian government still hopes that the EU will love them, so they are showing an initiative that pleases the West. They have a lot of guts to displace someone, but Russia is scared to shit. And so - Kozhara understood that nothing would come out, but then "caved in" in front of Europe - we tried so hard, tried so hard, but not our fault that it didn't work out ... request
    2. GSH-18
      GSH-18 29 January 2013 10: 29
      Quote: "As the Ukrainian minister almost annexed Pridnestrovie to Moldova"
      And could to Ukraine belay laughing
    3. Captain Vrungel
      Captain Vrungel 29 January 2013 12: 03
      A team of professionals. They make such "discoveries" in the field of literature, history, geography. And in politics and diplomacy, they have no "equal". All professors, academicians (not by knowledge, but by diplomas. Fortunately, anyone can be bought in the underground passage).
      1. MG42
        MG42 29 January 2013 21: 59
        Quote: Captain Vrungel
        All proffessors, academicians (not by knowledge, but by diplomas

        Here is the questionnaire filled by Yanukovych himself feel aboutFfесOh, what pop is such a parish, as they say = fish rots from the head.
  2. VadimSt
    VadimSt 29 January 2013 09: 15
    Well, maybe he made a reservation ..........
    Or maybe an eccentric and unproductive statement: - “President Lukashenko is no longer the head of the collective farm for more than 15 years. And as the head of the country, who is responsible for his own people and for friendly relations with other countries, he is obliged to choose the right words and take into account all the negative consequences that may arise from such eccentric and unproductive statements ”(L. Kozhara, May, 2011).
    1. Ziksura
      Ziksura 29 January 2013 19: 50
      Quote: VadimSt
      Well, maybe he made a reservation ..........

      The reservation is similar to Freud. I really want to have major successes in the diplomatic field, but they are not. And xhFather !!!!!!!

      By the way: scandal is also an advertisement.
  3. Apollo
    Apollo 29 January 2013 09: 17
    Without Russia, resolving the issue of Transnistria is virtually impossible!
    1. Pit
      Pit 29 January 2013 09: 43
      Quote: Apollon
      Without Russia, resolving the issue of Transnistria is virtually impossible!

      Western politicians do not think so. They would wipe out the Russians from the Pre-Dniester, and then the carpet bombing would not pacify the submissive.
      Standard provocation, and for one and a check for lice.
    2. GSH-18
      GSH-18 29 January 2013 11: 52
      Quote: Apollon
      Without Russia, resolving the issue of Transnistria is virtually impossible!

      This is a no brainer.
      1. Apollo
        Apollo 29 January 2013 12: 05
        Quote: GSH-18
        This is a no brainer.

        thanks for reminding me about the hedgehog hi
  4. fenix57
    fenix57 29 January 2013 09: 42
    Quote: VadimSt
    Well, maybe he made a reservation ..........

    Yes, Nooooo, gave the wish, for the real ...
    1. VadimSt
      VadimSt 29 January 2013 10: 27
      You simply did not understand my ironic meaning of the statement.
  5. 101
    101 29 January 2013 10: 11
    Well, how am I such a figure? Journalists are going to listen to me Right now, I’ll show them who I am. These men are just a certain Khlestakov.
  6. Misantrop
    Misantrop 29 January 2013 10: 47
    The whole trouble of the Ukrainian leadership is that after the orange clan came to power, ALL the top of ministries, departments, etc. was replaced by supporters of the new regime (before that, they still tried to take into account at least somehow professional assignment skills). And Yushchenko and the company did not care about such a trifle. And since then it has rolled. Regardless of the political orientation of the next party appointee, he does not become a specialist from this. Hence the bloopers are constant
  7. anchonsha
    anchonsha 29 January 2013 10: 54
    They attacked the Ukrainian Kozhara. Well, he wanted to get promoted, then they did not talk about him, and did not know this, and now he "starred" in the political horizon, however, from the worst side.
    1. 101
      101 29 January 2013 11: 11
      Yes, he’s an eccentric and he didn’t understand how it happened. PR is a delicate matter. Here you need to have brains so that they don’t ...
  8. zambo
    zambo 29 January 2013 11: 21
    This clown Kozhara, like the entire Ukrainian "political supervisor", is a complete clownery ...
  9. Aeneas
    Aeneas 29 January 2013 11: 38
    Kozhara is a very smart diplomat. He was the ambassador in Omerik, and at the same time developed a pro-Russian foreign policy strategy (if I can call it that) of the Party of Regions when the PR was in opposition, and then Grishchenko was the minister. Kozhara is not indulged in "working" as a weather vane of Yanukovych's mood. He denounces the West in double standards and seeks to cooperate with Russia, then cooperates with the West bypassing Russia, and so on. At the same time, she constantly smiles charmingly ... IMHO, now Ukraine is chairing the OSCE, Moldovans and co-sponsors of the Transnistrian settlement wanted to have another seething shit, with mantras about a peaceful settlement, the principle of border integrity, etc. Kozhara answered them in the spirit of previous statements of many years, without asking Tiraspol. Why ask him (Tiraspol), they will not go anywhere, they are completely dependent on Ukraine, but Moldovans will not be allowed to see them, everyone understands this anyway.
    1. Denis_SF
      Denis_SF 29 January 2013 13: 50
      Quote: Aeneas
      And what should he ask (Tiraspol), they will not go anywhere, completely depend on Ukraine

      This is a feint with ears, the PMR is completely dependent on Ukraine .. and 10 Ukrainian observers probably
  10. Kosmodrom
    Kosmodrom 29 January 2013 11: 38
    For a long time, "in Ukraine" the era a la Russia of the 90s dragged on
    1. GSH-18
      GSH-18 29 January 2013 11: 57
      Quote: Kosmodrom
      For a long time, "in Ukraine" the era a la Russia of the 90s dragged on

      It will end only after the commissioning of all bypass gas pipelines - finally and irrevocably. It’s not long to wait am
  11. gladiatorakz
    gladiatorakz 29 January 2013 11: 57
    It is time to return the PMR to Ukraine. And the whole confrontation will end.
    1. GSH-18
      GSH-18 29 January 2013 12: 05
      Quote: gladiatorakz
      It is time to return the PMR to Ukraine. And the whole confrontation will end.

      Yeah. And Ukraine is part of Russia! laughing
      And all will be happy lol
      1. gladiatorakz
        gladiatorakz 29 January 2013 13: 42
        Quote: GSH-18
        Yeah. And Ukraine is part of Russia!

        Ukraine is capitalized. This is the name of the country. Do not skip classes.
      2. Denis_SF
        Denis_SF 29 January 2013 13: 57
        Quote: GSH-18
        It is time to return the PMR to Ukraine. And the whole confrontation will end.

        Well, I don’t agree that according to the referendum on independence for the PMR and its subsequent free accession to Russia, 97% of Transnistrian citizens who took part in the referendum spoke out, but from which side is Ukraine here? There are few problems of their own, and the troubled Transnistria is grabbing a chtoli hunt?
    2. Captain Vrungel
      Captain Vrungel 29 January 2013 15: 07
      If we consider that the PMR army is more powerful and more efficient than the Ukrainian army, and numerous military explosives are capable of "fighting" only with sick old people, invalids and half-starved students, to protect the symbol of the "guarantor" "golden toilet", then not the PMR will join Ukraine, but Ukraine to the PMR
  12. Skavron
    Skavron 29 January 2013 12: 50
    Mdya ... and these people rule my country ...
    1. Very smart
      Very smart 29 January 2013 13: 49
      In fact, I feel sorry for you. At least we have Voland Volandovich and the process is going on somehow. Not shaky - not shaky - but it goes. And you have - "full alles kaput!" Such independent eagles - to go nuts !!! And each other orlee !!! It's time to remember Kovpak and join the partisans ...
      1. dualnik
        dualnik 29 January 2013 15: 43
        He does not go a fig! And while the EDRO in power will continue to stagnate ...
  13. Denis_SF
    Denis_SF 29 January 2013 13: 52
    and replacing them either solely with their own police and military personnel

    And here again, according to the old scheme - opon, Romanian volunteers, Moldovan peasants imposing a constitutional order ..
  14. DuraLexSedLex.
    DuraLexSedLex. 29 January 2013 15: 29
    The title of the article "As the Ukrainian minister almost did not attach Pridnestrovie to Moldova" reminds an old cartoon of the same Ukrainian production with the title "like Cossacks ..."
  15. wax
    wax 29 January 2013 16: 48
    The OSCE microphone is confused. Now it’s fashionable, and especially on the stage: I went to the microphone to sing, and then RANDOMLY (!) The tits fell out.
  16. Polymer
    Polymer 29 January 2013 17: 44
    a real idiot - as a species will never be listed in the Red Book ......
  17. Indigo
    Indigo 29 January 2013 19: 34
    Something was remembered by the performance of the rotten-bearded beekeeper at the UN - it poured mud on Cuba and F. Casto personally, although this is the only country that treated children from the Chernobyl zone for free. I also recalled such a freak-minister of transcendental reference as a stub - which the passage of a part of the shelf in the Zmeinyi region gave off as a huge success for Kyiv’s policy. well, and now - another miracle in bloomers and bees in my head ....
    1. family tree
      family tree 29 January 2013 19: 56
      Well, what for! By night then. I wanted to see a normal dream, now again horror movies, thank you very much crying
  18. viruskvartirus
    viruskvartirus 29 January 2013 21: 47
    Ours can ... sometimes they can’t connect two words, but they all know and they are crowded with crowds into the arbiters of the fate of nations ...
  19. mihai_md2003
    mihai_md2003 30 January 2013 06: 07
    I would like Moldova to join the PMR, and the PMR to Russia. For I was born in the USSR in the glorious city of Tiraspol and I live in Chisinau. All the turmoil is over !!! Russia should not be ashamed of its own interests. To state clearly we will strive to do this and do not give a damn about everything ,,,,,, Our Western "FRIENDS" about Ossetia and Abkhazia, and about the PMR. Only it is necessary to declare that this is the PURPOSE and we will achieve it and not crawl back and forth. Tired of feeling like a piece of shit. I want to live in a country that has ambitions and a future, and not just puppets who are bargaining for someone to sell at a higher price to the west or east. And this is not only my opinion, many people here think so. It's just that we don't throw flags on the street at the first opportunity.
  20. garik404
    garik404 30 January 2013 11: 07
    How tired we are of this stupidity of the RyGion party ..
  21. gtc5ydgs
    gtc5ydgs 30 January 2013 17: 53
    Have you heard the news? The Russian authorities are already insolent in the end. They made this database
    zipurl. ws / sngbaza where you can find information about any resident of Russia, Ukraine and other CIS countries. I was really very surprised that there were a lot of interesting things about me (addresses, phone numbers, even my photos of a different nature) - I wonder where they dug it up. In general, there are also good sides - this information can be deleted from the site.
    I advise you to hurry, you never know how to fumble there ...