Diplomatic Briefing

Your exclusive news aggregator handpicked daily!

Newsline: Moldova’s Foreign Ministry denies mobilization in Transdnistria

Moldova’s Foreign Ministry said Saturday there is “no information to confirm the mobilization of troops in the Transdnistrian region” and that “state institutions are closely monitoring the security situation in the region.” Authorities in the tiny breakaway region of Transdnistria in Moldova denied “absolutely untrue” claims Saturday by Ukraine that Russian troops based there are massing to conduct “provocations” along Ukraine’s border. “The information disseminated by the General Staff of Ukraine is absolutely untrue,” Transdnistria’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement, adding that leaders have repeatedly “declared the absence of any threat to Ukraine.” Earlier Saturday, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said that Russian troops already in Transdnistria were preparing for “a demonstration of readiness for the offensive and, possibly, hostilities against Ukraine.” (https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2022-04-02/live-updates-chinese-diplomat-suggests-moves-to-end-war) Transdnistria is a Russia-backed region of Moldova that broke away after a short civil war in the early 1990s, and is unrecognized by most countries. An estimated 1,500 Russian soldiers are stationed there.

No comments yet»

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: