The Moldovan deputy prime minister for reintegration Oleg Serebryan said that the independence of the region could not be the solution of the Transnistrian issue.
Serebryan told Jurnal.md in an interview.
According to him, the main reason is that Chisinau and Tiraspol have different views on the geographical cordons of the Dniester region.
"First of all, we need to understand what Pridnistria is, because Chisinau and Tiraspol have different views on the geographical corridors of the region. Tiraspol believes that Cocieri, Cosnita, Varnita and even Copanca should be part of the so-called "Transnistrian Moldovan Republic", You will see that, in their opinion, not only the territories currently controlled by the unconstitutional Pridnestrovian authorities, but also a whole number of other localities may become part of the "PMR"," Serebryan explained.
At the same time, the deputy prime minister said that Tiraspol's plan to become non-independent is unrealistic.
"I felt different hypotheses about the fact that it is better to give them independence, and they will give us Bender, but this is not a realistic plan. This may seem like an easy solution, but we would not want to get the territory, which is completely out of control, as a subsidiary. Non-independence of the Dniester region cannot be a solution, because it will only lead to more instability in the region," he added.
Nevertheless, Serebryan believes that the undecided Transnistrian conflict will not hinder the European integration of Moldova.
"It is possible, as with Crimea. Ukraine is now also a candidate for EU membership. On the left bank of the Dniester, it is important what people want. That is why it is so important to change the mentality of the population. I recently said in Brussels that we have to do everything possible so that EU integration and reintegration of the country would happen synchronously, in parallel, including through positive motivation of people", Serebryan said.