The sixth round of Ukrainian-Romanian negotiations on a framework treaty failed to resolve long-standing disagreements. Bucharest withheld an explicit recognition of the common border and renunciation of territorial claims and sought a condemnation of the Ribbentrop-Molotov pact’s effects on Romania in an effort to establish a title to northern Bukovina, southern Bessarabia, and Serpents’ Island. Kiev sought stronger language on the protection of Ukrainian and Romanian minorities on either side of the border, and criticized Romania’s treatment of Ukrainians and other ethnic minorities. (11) Bucharest takes a similar position on border and territorial issues in the negotiations with Moldova, also thwarting progress toward a framework treaty.
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