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A call for the international civil peacekeeping mission in the Transnistrian secessionist region

Written declaration No. 506 | Doc. 12851 | 25 January 2012

several Assembly members
Ms Ana GUŢU, Republic of Moldova, ALDE ; Mr Viorel Riceard BADEA, Romania, EPP/CD ; Ms Olena BONDARENKO, Ukraine, EPP/CD ; Mr Titus CORLĂŢEAN, Romania, SOC ; Mr Nikolaos DENDIAS, Greece, EPP/CD ; Mr Jeffrey DONALDSON, United Kingdom, EDG ; Ms Josette DURRIEU, France, SOC ; Mr Hans FRANKEN, Netherlands, EPP/CD ; Mr Giorgi GABASHVILI, Georgia, EPP/CD ; Mr Jean-Charles GARDETTO, Monaco, EPP/CD ; Mr Valeriu GHILETCHI, Republic of Moldova, EPP/CD ; Mr Andreas GROSS, Switzerland, SOC ; Ms Arlette GROSSKOST, France, EPP/CD ; Mr Andrzej HALICKI, Poland, EPP/CD ; Mr Andres HERKEL, Estonia, EPP/CD ; Mr Serhiy HOLOVATY, Ukraine, ALDE ; Ms Stella JANTUAN, Republic of Moldova, SOC ; Mr Giorgi KANDELAKI, Georgia, EPP/CD ; Mr Jan KAŹMIERCZAK, Poland, EPP/CD ; Ms Kerstin LUNDGREN, Sweden, ALDE ; Mr Pieter OMTZIGT, Netherlands, EPP/CD ; Ms Liliana PALIHOVICI, Republic of Moldova, EPP/CD ; Mr Tudor PANŢIRU, Romania, SOC ; Ms Elsa PAPADIMITRIOU, Greece, EPP/CD ; Ms Zaruhi POSTANJYAN, Armenia, EPP/CD ; Mr Serhiy SOBOLEV, Ukraine, EPP/CD ; Ms Maria STAVROSITU, Romania, EPP/CD ; Ms Chiora TAKTAKISHVILI, Georgia, ALDE ; Mr Petré TSISKARISHVILI, Georgia, EPP/CD ; Mr Egidijus VAREIKIS, Lithuania, EPP/CD ; Mr Emanuelis ZINGERIS, Lithuania, EPP/CD

On 1 January 2012 a 19-year-old man, Vadim Pisari, citizen of the Republic of Moldova, was shot dead by a military man belonging to the Russian peacekeeping contingent. The preliminary investigation proves that the Russian peacekeeper had no reason to open fire on the vehicle carrying two people, which was crossing the Vadul-lui-Voda Bridge connecting the two banks of the Nistru River.

The reaction of the local people from the increased security area villages was a prompt one: spontaneous demonstrations occurred, in which the protesters demanded the cancellation of the Vadul-lui-Voda checkpoints and the removal of the stone blocks that hinder free circulation.

We regret this tragic incident and are concerned about the possible tensions that may arise in the frozen conflict area.

Recalling the Parliamentary Assembly Resolution 1572 (2007), paragraphs 13,14,15, we encourage all the participants of the 5+2 format negotiations to organise, as soon as possible, a new meeting, in order to examine the replacement of the current peacekeeping contingent with an international civil peacekeeping mission.