Moldovan President Vladimir Voronin met with his Ukrainian counterpart, Victor Yushchenko, in Kyiv on 21 September. "We have sent a letter to the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe asking it to create an international commission to organize elections in Transdniester" Voronin said at a news conference after the meeting.
Voronin added that the date of the elections should be set by the OSCE after the organization attests that "the Transdniester region is ready for the elections."
Yushchenko said representatives of Moldova, Transdniester, Russia, Ukraine, and the OSCE are to meet in Odesa on 26 September to discuss the Transdniester conflict settlement. "One of the goals of this meeting is to expand the format of negotiations and include the EU and the U.S." Yushchenko noted.