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Transdniester: diplomatic offensive

Foreign Minister of Transdniester Vladimir Yastrebchak

1979 - Born in Tiraspol
1999 - Senior specialist, state foodstuffs certification and testing centre, state institution
2001 - Graduates, Transdniester State University
2001 - Joins Foreign Ministry, Transdniester
2003 - Head, law department, Foreign Ministry, Transdniester
2007 - First deputy Foreign Minister, Transdniester
2008 - Foreign Minister, Transdniester

Transdniester has been de facto independent from Moldova since the violent conflict of 1992. Last year’s partial recognitions of such breakaway territories as Kosovo, South Ossetia and Abkhazia – and the recent violent riots in Moldova – have put Transdniester in the world media spotlight. To talk about the Transdniester point of view on the current events, our guest in the studio is Transdniester’s Foreign Minister Vladimir