The final decision regarding opening polling stations in Moldova to vote in the Russian presidential election has not been taken yet. This was stated by Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Mihai Popsoi on the air of the program “La 360 de grade” on Radio Moldova.
The Minister said that according to the current agreements, one polling station can be opened in the Russian embassy in Chisinau. However, Mihai Popsoi noted that the opening of polling stations in the Transnistrian region is inadmissible without the consent of the constitutional authorities.
“The issue with the polling stations is being discussed now. We have to make an optimal decision. According to the Vienna Convention, we cannot prohibit voting on the territory of the embassy. The opening of the other polling stations needs to be discussed. Opening polling stations in the Transnistrian region is unacceptable. Unfortunately, this has happened in the past, but it should not happen without the consent of the constitutional authorities of Moldova,” Popsoi explained.
At the same time, the Foreign Minister added that the Moldovan authorities are also working out a response plan in case Transnistria’s leadership will open polling stations.