Transnistrian republic flag in Tiraspol – DIEGO HERRERA / ZUMA PRESS / CONTACTOPHOTO
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The Ukrainian General Staff has warned that Russia is carrying out a “redeployment” of its forces concentrated in the region of Transnistria, the separatist entity in eastern Moldova, on the western border of Ukraine.
“We have noted the redeployment of Russian troops and divisions of the so-called Republic of Transnistria-Moldova to carry out provocative actions, the demonstration of readiness for an offensive and, possibly, military actions against Ukraine,” the Army has warned in a statement collected by the news portal Topor.
Transnistria is an unrecognized separatist state located between the Dniester River and the border between Moldova and Ukraine, which has currently managed to place itself outside the control of the Government of Chisinau, acquiring attributes of a State, including its own currency, police, army and postal service. .
With the fall and subsequent disintegration of the Soviet Union, and with the possibility of Moldova becoming part of Romania, several districts on the east bank of the Dniester, with a majority Russian-speaking population, proclaimed the Transnistrian Moldavian Republic in the early 1990s.
Russian forces have been stationed in Transnistria since the early 1990s. The region, which is led by pro-Russian separatists, then declared independence from Moldovan territory, sparking a two-year war.
MOLDOVA SAYS IT HAS NO INFORMATION ON THIS
Shortly after, the Government of Moldova has released a statement in which it states that, at the moment, it does not have enough information to verify the Ukrainian accusation.
“Relevant state institutions of the Republic of Moldova are closely monitoring the security situation in the region,” according to a statement posted on Twitter.
“At this time there is no information that can confirm the mobilization of troops in the Transnistria region,” he added.
“The authorities will continue to monitor and exchange information with their allies to ensure the safety of our citizens,” the note concludes.