The Constitutional Court of Moldova ruled that the presence of Russian troops on the territory of the Transnistrian region of the country is treated as the occupation of these territories and recognized unconstitutional, Liga.Net reported.
The court decision says that "about 11% of Moldovan territory is occupied, and the Russian army was not withdrawn from the Transnistrian region of Moldova".
Previously, in 2015, one of the pro-European parties of Moldova appealed to the Constitutional Court with a request demanding to recognize the presence of the Russian army on the territory of Transdniestria as unconstitutional.
In the unrecognized Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, joint peacekeeping forces are stationed on the territory of Moldova, the absolute majority of which are servicemen of the Russian army.
Earlier, the leader of the unrecognized PMR Vadim Krasnoselsky rejected the proposal of the official Chisinau on the status of Transnistria as a special region within the country. The Kremlin-controlled authorities of the so-called PMR continue to hope for the region's accession to the Russian Federation.
In early April, the Ukrainian DTEK Holding was recognized as the best offer in the tender for supply of electricity in Moldova. The offer of the company from Ukraine turned out to be more economically advantageous than the proposal of MoldRES located in the Transnistrian region of the country.