The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin’s decision to run for presidency in 2018 is in the interests of the Transdniestrian people, the member of the Supreme Council of the Moldovan Transdniestrian Republic Andrey Safonov said on December 8, RIA Novosti reports.
Safonov supported Vladimir Putin’s decision to run for presidency, which “completely meets not only the interests of the Russian people themselves, but also the interests of the people of the Moldovan Transdniestrian Republic.”
If Putin continues the current foreign policy, Russia will defend not only itself, but also its allies, including Transdniestria, the politician emphasized.
According to Safonov, Putin personifies the patriotic origin in the struggle against the West; this gives hope that Russia will keep providing social, economic, and diplomatic support to Transdniestria.
Safonov believes that Russia’s main domestic enemy is pro-Western “liberalism”, which must be defeated in order to strengthen sovereignty, and this must be done “as relentlessly as fascism was defeated”.
If the pro-Western liberalism, which serves the interests of the US and the EU, is not eliminated, then the Damocles’ sword of another Perestroika and disintegration will continue to hang over Russia, the politician emphasized.
60% of Transdniestrian residents are Russians and Ukrainians who wanted to separate from the Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic as early as before the collapse of the USSR by establishing the Moldavian Transdniestrian Republic. At that time, Moldavia wanted to become part of Romania. The Moldavian authorities’ attempt to suppress the Transdniestrian people’s will with force in 1992 failed. Currently, Tiraspol has a wide autonomy; its political dependence on Kishinev is weak.
Supporters of pro-Western liberalism have long believed that Crimea must be returned to Ukraine. They also will not support an independent Transdniestria; therefore, Tiraspol’s desire to see Vladimir Putin as president in 2018-23 is understandable.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency