Foreign relations of Transnistria

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The Transnistrian republic is recognized by three states with limited recognition, and is a member of one international organization, the Community for Democracy and Human Rights, that was established by these four states.

Diplomatic relations[edit]

Foreign relations of Transnistria
  Diplomatic relations and recognition of Transnistria (none)
  Recognition of Transnistria only
Entity Date of recognition Diplomatic relations established Notes
Abkhazia Abkhazia 22 January 1993 or before[note 1] Mutual recognition.[1] Representative offices in Tiraspol and Sukhumi.[2] Abkhazia–Transnistria relations
Republic of Artsakh Artsakh [when?] Mutual recognition.[3][4]
South Ossetia South Ossetia 12 October 1994 or before[note 1] Mutual recognition.[1] Representative offices in Tiraspol[5] and Tskhinvali.[6]

Russia maintains a consulate in Transnistria, but hasn't recognized it as an independent state. During a visit to Kiev in 2010, President Dmitri Medvedev said he supported a "special status" for Transnistria and recognised the "important and stabilising" role of the Russian army.[7]

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  1. ^ a b The date, when Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Transnistria recognize each other is not clear. Abkhazia and Transnistria signed a Treaty on Friendship and Cooperation on 22 January 1993, South Ossetia and Transnistria signed a Treaty on Friendship and Cooperation on 12 October 1994.


  1. ^ a b "Абхазия, Южная Осетия и Приднестровье признали независимость друг друга и призвали всех к этому же". Newsru. 17 November 2006. Retrieved 26 August 2008.
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  3. ^ "In detail: The foreign policy of Pridnestrovie". Pridnestrovie. 26 May 2010. Archived from the original on 11 May 2008. Retrieved 2010-06-29.
  4. ^ Вице-спикер парламента Абхазии: Выборы в НКР соответствуют всем международным стандартам: "Абхазия, Южная Осетия, НКР и Приднестровье уже давно признали независимость друг друга и очень тесно сотрудничают между собой", - сказал вице-спикер парламента Абхазии. ... "...Абхазия признала независимость Нагорно-Карабахской Республики..." - сказал он."
  5. ^ Representative office of South Ossetia in PMR
  6. ^ "Представительство Приднестровской Молдавской Республики в Республике Южная Осетия". Representative office of Transnistria in South Ossetia (in Russian). Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  7. ^ The Transnistrian conflict: Russia and Ukraine talk about "coordinated effort", American analysts consider the US has abandoned the neighbourhood to Russia

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