Funeral held for Transdniestria-Moldova border shooting victim
Vadim Pisar, 19, fatally shot by Russian peacekeeper after failing to stop at a Moldovan-Transdniestrian border crossing, was buried in in his native villages in Transdniestria. The procession grew into a protest rally, the participants of which were demanding withdrawal of Russian troops from Moldova`s breakaway region as well as cut of relations with Russia. Along with relatives, classmates and neighbors, politicians were also attending the funeral. Carrying photographs of the victim and symbols of the region the procession wound its way through the Pisar`s home village of Pyryta, a Transdniestrian village on the border. A protest of some 250 Moldovans followed the funeral with demonstrators holding placards calling for Russia to reduce its influence in the region. After the incident, Russian Foreign Ministry released a special statement and pledged to conduct unbiased investigation of the murder.
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