Moldova–Ukraine relations

Moldova–Ukraine relations
Moldo-Ukrainian relations
Map indicating locations of Moldova and Ukraine



Moldavian-Ukrainian relations are foreign relations between Ukraine and Moldova. Ukraine opened an Embassy in Chişinău in[citation needed] and a Consulate in Bălţi in 2005. The Ukrainian ambassador in Chişinău is Serhiy Pirozhkov. The border between Moldova and Ukraine is 985 kilometers. Ukrainians are the second largest ethnicity group in Moldova after ethnic Moldavians. There are 442,346 Ukrainians in Moldova, which represents 11.2% of the population. Moldavians are the fourth ethnic minority in Ukraine[citation needed]. As of 2001 Ukrainian Census, there were 258,600 Moldavians in Ukraine[citation needed] - which represents 0,5% of the Ukrainian population. For 70.0 % of Moldavian-speaking Ukrainians[citation needed], Russian 17.6 % and Ukrainian 10.7 % are the native languages.


History of Moldavian and Ukrainian relations

Middle Ages

Relations between the Moldavian Principality and Zaporizhian Host developed in the context of the political situation in Eastern Europe: Polish-Lithuanian states, the Great Muscovite principality, Ottoman empire, and its vassals - the Crimea Khanate, Walachia and Transylvania. Since Moldavian Prince George Duca (1681–1683) came to control the "Turkish Ukraine", the Zaporozhian - Moldavian relations took one of the most important places in foreign and in domestic policy of Moldavian Principality.


Ukraine, step by step after 2005 conceded to Moldova important economic privileges. Kiev accepted gas delivery to Moldova for the account of Ukrainian share in the beginning of 2006, electricity delivery at low tariffs. Ukraine has also accepted the introduction of the monitoring commission of the EU at the Ukrainian-Moldovan border, as well as implementation of the unified customs procedure for the Transnistrian part of Moldovan border. Ukraine opened its alcohol market for Moldovan production when Russia imposed a ban on it.

Nevertheless, certain areas remain with unsolved problems. Since 2006 Moldovan authorities did not deliver to Aerosvit the authorisation to operate daily flights to Chişinău. The rail transport remains an important issue, as Ukraine is constructing a new railway line to deviate the problematic Transnistrian sector with frequent blocks of railway transportation. Moldova has not yet transferred to Ukraine the OdessaReni highway section as well as bordering property in the region of Palanca.

The situation remains unresolved with one block of the Moldavskaya GRES, as it considered to be on Moldovan territory today for unclear reasons, or at least contested by Ukraine. The construction of the oil terminal in Giurgiulesti is strongly contested by Ukraine for the ecological threat it represents to the Danubian region of Ukraine. Ukraine had transferred to Moldova in 1997 400 meters of Ukrainian bank of Danube, namely in order to make the construction of the terminal possible.


The reciprocal visa free regulation exists for traveling citizens of both in countries respectively. The border between two states may be crossed by presenting a valid passport. If the stay in the country exceeds three days, the person is under obligation to register with the respective country's local police authorities.

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