Russian Ambassador to Moldova Nikolai Ryabov said on April 12 that Moscow "will never give up its interests" in the breakaway Transdniester region, "where it has been present for more than a century". Ryabov said in Transdniester's capital Tiraspol that Moscow planed to push for an end to new customs regulations on the Transdniester section of the Moldovan-Ukrainian border. "We will certainly be able to find a way out of the crisis through joint efforts. Moscow will push for the end of the economic blockade" he said. "Russia will not allow anybody to dictate terms in the Transdniester settlement process. Moscow will demand that those standing behind this economic blockade abandon their policies."