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President Vladimir Voronin's thorny talks in Moscow with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin

Moldovan President Vladimir Voronin met President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on August 8. According to Russian news reports, the two presidents met to discuss the Transdniester issue and several difficult bilateral economic issues, including Russia's ban on Moldovan wine imports. This was Voronin's first working visit to Moscow in over three years. Talks between Moscow and Chisinau broke down in 2003 when Voronin refused to sign the so-called Kozac memorandum that would have made Moldova an asymmetrical federation and would have allowed Russian military forces to remain in Transdniester for 20 years.