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Transdniester Talks End In Lviv

LVIV, Ukraine -- Diplomats have met in the Ukrainian city of Lviv to discuss the frozen conflict in Moldova's Transdniester region.

Representatives from Russia, Ukraine, the United States, the European Union, and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), as well as Moldova and Transdniester met in the so-called 5+2 format.

At the end of the talks, the OSCE issued a statement urging the sides to maintain momentum in negotiations, which it said will continue in May in Odesa.

The statement also reiterated the proposal to host a meeting between the Moldovan and Transdniestrian leaders this year.

Pro-Russian Transdniester declared independence from mainly Romanian-speaking Moldova in 1990 and fought a war with Moldova in 1992.

Transdniester's independence has not been recognized by any state.
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