Ukraine looking forward to breakthrough in Transnistria settlement process

Ukraine hopes for a breakthrough in the Transnistria settlement process in 2011 and for resumption of official negotiations in 5+2 format, Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Constantin Grishenko stated at the session of profiled Standing Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe being held in the Ukrainian capital. 

Kiev regards the 5+2 format talks as an optimum instrument for resolving the conflict.

“We hope that this year we will achieve a breakthrough or reach an accord on restarting official negotiations in this format, and such negotiations will hopefully be started from next month in Moscow”, said the Ukrainian foreign minister.

In his words, the Transnistrian question will be discussed also during the visit to Odessa (Ukraine) to be paid by Russian Federation’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov in early June.

Next consultations have been scheduled for June 21 in Moscow. It is believed that there the parties will decide on resuming full-scale official negotiations on Transnistria.

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