Moldovan breakaway region should be allowed to choose fate - Putin

by Reuters
Thursday, 17 April 2014 09:44 GMT

MOSCOW, April 17 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday the people of Moldova's breakaway Transdniestria region should have the right to decide their own fate and stressed the need for negotiations.

"People should be allowed to determine their own destiny. That's what we will work on with our partners," Putin said in a televised call-in with the nation. (Reporting by Alexei Anishchuk; Additional reporting by Polina Devitt, Andrey Kuzmin, Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Alessandra Prentice; Editing by Lidia Kelly)


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