The Russian Defense Ministry stated that Ukrainian troops and weapons are concentrated in Transnistria.

The Russian Ministry of Defense stated that the Ukrainian administration had deployed troops and weapons to the border to invade Transnistria, which is located on the territory of Moldova and unilaterally declared its independence.

The ministry said in a statement that Kyiv has accelerated preparations for the invasion of Transnistria.

In a statement defending that the Armed Forces of Ukraine will “provoke” Transnistria with the allegation of an “offensive of the Russian army in the region of Transnistria”, the Russian Ministry of Defense currently records a significant accumulation of Ukrainian military units and military equipment near the Ukrainian-Transnistrian border, as well as the deployment artillery in firing positions. In addition, there is an unprecedented increase in flights of unmanned aerial vehicles of the Ukrainian army over Transnistria.” statements have been included.

“The Russian army will respond to the provocation”
The implementation by Ukraine of said “planned provocation” will pose a direct threat to “Russian peacekeeping forces legally stationed in Transnistria,” the statement said, “The armed forces of the Russian Federation will properly respond to the impending provocation by the Ukrainian side.” The expression was used.

After Moldova declared its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, Transnistria, located on the eastern bank of the Dniester River, declared its independence unilaterally with Russian support.

The armed conflicts that began between Moldova and Transnistria after the declaration of independence ended with a ceasefire on July 22, 1992.

In 1993, negotiations began between Moldova and Transnistria on a settlement within the framework of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Representatives of Pridnestrovie, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, the United States, as well as the OSCE and the European Union (EU) take part in the negotiations in the 5 + 2 format within the framework of the OSCE.

Transnistria, which declared its independence unilaterally within Moldova and is not recognized by any member country of the United Nations (UN), has its own political structure, parliament, army, police and postal system.

It is alleged that Russia, which has deployed its military units in Transnistria, which it calls “peacekeeping forces”, annually transfers millions of dollars to support the region.

Russia’s largest arsenal from World War II during the Soviet Union is located in the village of Kobasna in Transnistria.

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