Odesa, 23 June 2017 – On 22 June, the news website iz.ru published an interview with Mr. Vadim Krasnoselsky, in which he was quoted as saying that the European Union’s Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM) had concluded that vehicle registration plates issued in Transnistria were recognised as international ones.
EUBAM would like to clarify that it has not stated that vehicles with number plates issued in Transnistria are internationally recognised. The Mission notes that vehicles with number plates issued in Transnistria were allowed, but not legally recognized, in a small number of countries outside the Republic of Moldova.
In September 2015, EUBAM circulated a Technical Opinion Paper which suggested a temporary solution that would allow vehicles with number plates issued in Transnistria to participate in international road traffic. This paper was endorsed by participants during the last meeting of the “Permanent Conference for Political Questions in the Framework of the Negotiating Process on the Transnistrian Settlement”, held in Berlin on 2-3 June 2016. Discussions of the implementation modalities of this proposal are ongoing.