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According to the Article 19 paragraph (1) of the Convention, Republic of Moldova reserves its right to refuse to recognise a divorce or legal separation between two spouses who, at the time of the divorce or legal separation, were citizens of the Republic of Moldova, and of no other State, if in this divorce or legal separation was applied a law other than that indicated by the national legislation in the field of the rules of private international law, unless the result reached is the same as that which would have been reached by applying the national law.
According to the Article 21 of the Convention, Republic of Moldova, whose law does not provide for legal separation, reserves the right to refuse to recognise a legal separation when, at the time it was obtained, one of the spouses was a national of a Contracting State whose law did not provide for legal separation.