Kremlin rebuffs Moldovan idea to replace its troops in breakaway region

by Reuters
Monday, 30 November 2020 10:09 GMT

MOSCOW, Nov 30 (Reuters) - The Kremlin on Monday rebuffed an idea backed by Moldova's incoming president to replace Russian troops stationed in the breakaway region of Transdniestria, saying such a move would be seriously destabilising.

Russia's TASS news agency reported earlier that Moldovan president-elect Maia Sandu, who favours closer ties with the European Union, said she supported the idea of replacing Russian peacekeepers in Trandniestria with OSCE civilian monitors. (Reporting by Dmitry Antonov; writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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