Romania wanted to be included in the 5+2 negotiations format for finding a solution to end the Transniester conflict but its participation was supposed to be represented by the EU, according to an American cable gate from 2008, revealed by the WikiLeaks website. The diplomatic message was sent on October 27, 2008 by the assistant of the State Secretary for Europe, Dan Fried.

Russia’s influence in Transniester is growing that the 2003 federalization plan is attempted, the cable gate reads. Fried declared that Moldova should not be compelled to adopt a plan that would have negative effects on its country. Neutrality is not an obstacle for bilateral cooperation, Fried wrote.

The diplomatic message was sent to the headquarters of American Embassies in Chisinau, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Kabul, Kiev, Moscow, Reykjavik, Riga, Stockholm, Tallinn, Tbilisi, Vilnius and to the American office at NATO. The 5+2 negotiations format refers to OSCE, Moldova, Transniester ,Ukraine and Russia, and EU and US as observers.