If Moldavia unites with Romania, then Transnistria may join Russia. It was stated by Special Representative of the President of Russia on Transnistria Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. He confirmed the invariability of his stance on this issue, he announced in 2006.
“Moldovan politicians have to decide – whether they are Moldovans or Romanians. If Romanians, the borders will be different. In this case my statement of six years ago remains in force, - said Dmitry Rogozin in an interview with Kommersant newspaper. - But if they are Moldavians and patriots of the Moldovan state, they will be able to demonstrate maximum flexibility, wisdom and foresight to build with Transdniestria a future for the common state.”
At the same time Russian Deputy Prime Minister stressed that the future of the common Moldovan state can be formed exclusively on a federal or confederal basis.
“The Government of Moldova is headed by a very pragmatic person - Vlad Filat. He can and must be dealt with,” Dmitry Rogozin made another important statement after his trip to Chisinau and Tiraspol. The Deputy Prime Minister is also ready to further that Transnistria starts making money instead of going around with hat in hand.
Rogozin also noted that in 1992 Russia was ready to recognize the independence of Transnistria, but now this is no longer in question.