“The opening of a consulate is being discussed, and it was discussed
during Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin’s visit to Moldova.
There are different options, and the debates are continuing.
Nevertheless, I think a consulate cannot be opened before the Russian
troops are withdrawn from Transdniestria and before the problem of
Transdniestria is settled,” Timofti said at a meeting of the Chisinau
press club on Saturday.
The problem is security of Russian diplomats in Transdniestria, he said.
“The matter is about security, which the state is supposed to guarantee – not Transdniestria but Moldova,” he said.