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CHISINAU, November 29, 2011 — The 12th session of the Joint Control Board (JCB) meeting held November 29 started after a one-week break. The session was required by the Transnistrian delegation that wanted to keep negotiating with the so-called Transnistrian competent structures in term of finding solutions to the conflict situation caused by the illegal checkpoints installed near Pohrebea village and Dubasari Water Power Plant. As the representatives of the Transnistrian delegation within JCB stated, the follow-up of these negotiations denotes a “theoretical” approach to the problem made by the above structures regarding the steps made and some potential consequences. The same representatives stated that despite the further development of the problem, they will not accept a JCB decision according to which the border guard points near Pohrebea and Dubasari Water Power Plant should be liquidated.

The Republic of Moldova delegation did its best to find a solution that would fit the joint demand issued during the latest meeting of Republic of Moldova Prime Minister Vlad Filat with Tiraspol leader Igor Smirnov, mainly referring to point 2 of the above demand. First, these proposals require control operations on the road near Pohrebea village through a joint peacekeepers’ checkpoint and mobile police and militia checkpoints. Second, the control should be insured only through the mobile police and militia checkpoints. The Transnistrian delegation rejected the proposals thus ignoring the implementation of the “joint demand” as of November 21 regarding the conflict situation in the Security Area. Moreover, the Transnistrian representatives insisted on their own wrong proposal to control the situation through the peacekeeping forces’ checkpoints, which cannot be accepted by the other parties.

This approach to the situation revolted the Russian, Ukrainian, OSCE Mission representatives within JCB, according to which the current session failed one more time in finding a solution to the problem.

The Republic of Moldova delegation had to conclude that the position of Tiraspol to ignore the JCB decisions aims at compromising the role of the Board, thus making the peacekeeping activity in the region follow the local force structures’ requirements.

The next JCB meeting will be held December 1.

Author: Republic of Moldova delegation within JCB


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