Moldovan delegates to the Council of Europe toldthe Monitor June 28 that as members of that body, they would objectto Russia’s future admission if Russia did not withdraw its troopsfrom the Transdniestr region as agreed. The day before, the Council’sParliamentary Assembly voted unanimously to admit Moldova as afull CE member, the first non-Baltic former Soviet republic toobtain that status. Council leaders said that Moldova had a goodrecord on human rights and on political and economic reforms andthat its admission was not controversial. But several membersof the Assembly suggested that there might be a potential conflictbetween Moldova’s CE commitments and Chisinau’s earlier acceptanceof a CIS human rights convention. President Mircea Snegur signedthat document in May as a political concession to Moscow.
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