TIRASPOL (Agencies): The head of the unrecognized Pridnestrovian Mol-davian Republic (PMR) Vadim Krasnoselsky on the Day of Remembrance and Mourning for the Victims of the 1992 conflict, annually celebrated on the first day of August, laid flowers at the Memorial of Glory in Tiraspol, RIA Novosti reports.
Krasnoselsky, together with representatives of the republic’s leadership, laid flowers at the Eternal Flame, gravestones and pedestals of the monuments installed on the memorial.
In his address, he expressed regret that the war criminals have not yet received the punishment they deserve. “On the Day of Remembrance and Sorrow, deeply condolences to all who have lost their loved ones, I would like to assure: our state will never forget the feat of the defenders of Pridnestrovie, their courage and perseverance will not be forgotten,” the statement reads posted on the website head of the PMR.
“The glorious names of the defenders are forever inscribed in golden letters in history, their example is used to educate the younger generation. We have not forgotten anything, we value peace and are immensely grateful to Russia for its peacekeeping mission,” Krasnoselsky stressed.
In 1994, August 1 was included in the calendar of memorable dates as the Day of Remembrance and Sorrow. It points to the end of the 1992 armed conflict. Memorial events are held annually on this day in all cities and regions of the republic.
On September 2, 1990, five districts of Moldova located on the left bank of the Dniester River announced the creation of the Pridnestrovian Union Republic within the USSR , and then – the independent Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic with the center in Tiraspol . The creation in Transnistria of an independent republic not controlled by the authorities of Chisinau was a response to the wave of nationalism in Moldova in the late 1980s.
The Moldovan authorities did not agree with this decision and tried to send troops to the unrecognized republic to establish “constitutional order”, after which an armed conflict began, which lasted several months. According to official data, 809 people were killed from the Transnistrian side, including 271 civilians. An attempt by the Moldovan authorities to solve the problem by force failed, and Transnistria became a territory that was virtually outside the control of Chisinau.