The Transnistrian conflict settlement: Features of present stage

Selivanova I.F.


The article examines the new challenges faced by Transnistria in 2014–2015. The signing of the Moldova-Ukraine Association Agreement with the EU led to: – a new format of relations with the TMR; – the sharp aggravation of Russian–Ukrainian and Russian–Moldovan relations; – the involvement of USA, EU, Romania in the internal problems of Moldova. This could not but complicate both socio-economic status of the unrecognized republic and prospects for the Transnistrian conflict settlement. Political crisis in Moldova, new developments in the internal political process of Transnistria create a situation with unpredictable consequences not only for Tiraspol and Chisinau, and derive the problem far beyond the regional one, involving the leading actors of international relations – Russia, USA, EU and NATO.


Transnistria, conflict, settlement, Russia, Moldova, Ukraine, the Association Agreement with the EU, Romania, strategic partnership, political crisis in Moldova, parliamentary elections in Transnistria.

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