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Situation in Security Zone on agenda of Joint Control Commission

16:24 | 02.12.2021 Category: Official

Chisinau, 2 December /MOLDPRES/ - The main subject tackled by Chisinau’s representatives at a meeting of the Joint Control Commission (JCC) in Bender was the abusive detaining of a citizen of the Corjova village, eastern Dubasari district, Iurie Cotofan, at one of the Transnistrian ‘’border guard’ s’’ post, the Reintegration Policies Bureau has reported.      

Moldova’s delegation to JCC condemned this incident, triggered in the Security Zone by representatives of a power wielding structure subordinated to Tiraspol, who were illegally in the perimeter of responsibility of the Joint Peacekeeping Forces.    

This serious infringement of the free movement and of the freedom of person in the Security Zone shows the defiance by Tiraspol representatives of all acts which stay at the basis of the peacekeeping operation at Dniester, as well as of the international treaties in the human rights field.   

A similar case of restricting the right to the free movement of citizen Dorel Rosca, which occurred on 5 October this year, is envisaged in the report on monitoring the Security Zone for the period 1 October – 30 November 2021, presented by representatives of the OSCE Mission in Moldova at the JCC meeting.    

The OSCE Mission’s observers documented also other infringements of the Security Zone’s regime, among which the illegal placement of the mobile ‘’border guards’’’ posts on 14 October and then on 29 November 2011 nearby the Cremenciug and Copanca settlements. Also, the OSCE Mission’s officials confirm the presence of a line of concrete blocks, abusively placed by Transnistrian structures between the settlements Bender and Varnita in March 2020, about which they say that ‘’they create obstacles to citizens’ movement.’’    

Moldova’s delegation to the Joint Control Commission asks Tiraspol to remove any barriers to the free movement, just as the ceasefire agreement from 21 July 1992 and other documents establishing the Security Zone’s regime stipulate.   

Photo: Reintegration Policies Bureau


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