Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 42

At a press briefing after hissession with Yeltsin, Moldovan president Mircea Snegur ruled outbasing rights for Russian troops in Moldova, disputed Moscow’sclaims that the 14th army plays a stabilizing role, and outlinedChisinau’s proposals for a devolution of power to the Transdniestrregion. But reflecting the intense Russian pressure on Moldova,Snegur said that he was prepared to allow the creation of jointenterprises to offset Chisinau’s trade debt to Moscow , to back"joint measures to ensure unfailing observance of human rights"in Moldova, Russian mediation of the Transdniestr settlement,and to agree to the attachment to the Russian-Moldovan state treatyof a protocol calling for bilateral military consultations. Moscowhas set this last as a price for ratification of that agreement.

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