Moldovan Foreign Minister Andrei Stratan demanded Russia on Friday to withdraw "unconditionally" all its troops from the pro-Russian separatist region of Transdniester. The call was made during the OSCE (European Organization for Cooperation and Security) meeting, AFP informs.

"the withdrawal of the Russian military forces, weaponry and ammunition must take place fully, unconditionally and transparently", said the Foreign Minister in front of his OSCE homologues.

Stratan also asked for the replacement of Russian troops, controlling the border between the self-proclaimed republic of Transdniester and Moldova, with a civilian mission.

The US chief of delegation and OSCE appreciated the Russian military presence in Moldova as a "major problem" for Europe.