American ambassador Michael Kirby went to Tiraspol on June the first to meet representatives of local NGOs. During the month of May US diplomats stationed in Chisinau were prevented five times from entering the breakaway region of Transdniester. The latest such incident had been reported on May 23.
The United States has no formal role in the resolution of the Transdniester conflict, though, like the EU, it is an observer in five-way talks between Transdniester, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, and the OSCE. Multilateral talks were last held in February 2006, at which point Transdniester withdrew.