NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, urged Russia to abandon the recognition of the "independence" of Abkhazia and South Ossetia and to withdraw its troops from Georgia. NATO chief made the statement today during a conference in Brussels, transmits "112Ukraina", quoted by Pagina de Rusia. However, the NATO official did not say anything about the Russian troops in Transnistria, notes the former Minister of Defense - Anatol Salaru.

"We are concerned that Russia deepens its relations with the regions of Georgia, Abkhazia and South Ossetia. We urge Russia to abandon the recognition of these regions and to withdraw its forces from Georgia" - said Stoltenberg.

He added that NATO will continue its cooperation with Georgia and will provide practical tools to help the country to join the Alliance.

In turn, the former Minister of Defence, an active promoter of intensifying the relations with NATO, notes that Jens Stoltemberg said nothing about the Russian troops in Transnistria.

"In less than a year ago, the withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria was discussed intensely and this problem was on the map of all of NATO defense ministers. Unfortunately, after Igor Dodon's visit to NATO Headquarters and especially due to the entry of the Minister of Defense under its coordination, Moldova is likely to miss a lot of opportunities. Let's hope that Romania will do everything possible not to be removed from the the radar of interests of NATO and the relationship with the North Atlantic Alliance does not reduce only to pesticide destruction. These are the effects of the immeasurable pride of some," writes Salaru.

Deschide.MD points out that PL withdrew Anatol Salaru's political support at the end of last year, and President Igor Dodon signed the decree on his dismissal from the position of Minister of Defence. However, Salaru has resigned from all management functions of PL.