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Russia to make all efforts to keep peace in Transdniestria - official

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Moscow will make all efforts to prevent the isolation of Transdniestria in connection with Ukrainian events. Rogozin's who is special presidential representative for Transdniestria, attended the Victory Day parade in Transdniestria together with President of the self-proclaimed republic Yevgeny Shevchuk.

"We see a real blockade launched on Transdniestria borders. Men are not allowed to enter the neighboring Odessa region, which shows the fear the fascists there are experiencing," Rogozin told ITAR-TASS. "Russia, as a guarantor of peace and security on the Dniester, will do everything to protect it (Transdniestria) from being isolated. Not only are we watching the situation, we'll be making necessary moves as developments follow. We have helped and will continue to help you; the main thing is to hold on and keep peace."

Commenting on the negative influence of the Ukrainian crisis on the Transdniestia situation, he noted the significance of keeping in Transdniestria the memory of the Great Patriotic War.

"I'm happy to see this consolidation of people. The memory about the war is very topical, as people today are divided into those who mark this day and those who do not - furthermore, they desecrate history. I wish to note that Transdniestria residents have kept the spirit of the victory," the Russian deputy prime minister said.

According to Rogozin, the recent tragic events in Odessa caused anger and indignation in people. "This is Odessa's Khantyn (a Belarusian village where the population was massacred by the Nazis), there is no other word for it. Those who committed the massacre cannot even be called beasts because beasts do not do it," Rogozin said.

[Source: Itar Tass, Tiraspol, 09May14]

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