10/5/11 (AEIN) The PMR's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a lengthy statement condemning the European Union's move to renew sanctions on some PMR officials. The government statement rejected double standards imposed by the E.U. and compared its actions to those of Germany and Russia, Radio PMR reported late Tuesday.
It expressed the view that such sanctions do not help to promote the establishment of diplomatic relations between the PMR and Moldova. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs also warned that the PMR government reserves the right to enact its own restrictions upon European Union officials as a countermeasure.
Although not internationally recognized, the PMR maintains an independent government with its own legislature and constitution. It governs the Dnestr region in eastern Moldova, with Tiraspol as its capitol. A war between Slavic separatists and the Moldovan army in 1992 led to its establishment, according to The World Almanac.