The Russian army accused on Thursday Ukraine to prepare ainvasion” of transnistriaa pro-Russian breakaway region of moldova where there is a major Russian military base, and promised a “answer” in case of incidents in that area.
transnistria It declared its independence in 1990 and, after a brief war, it has functioned practically as a separate country since 1992, although internationally it is considered a region of moldovalocated on the western border of Ukraine.
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“The kyiv regime intensified preparations for an invasion of Transnistria”, assured the Russian Ministry of Defense on Telegram.
According to Moscow, this supposed offensive will be promoted “in response to an alleged attack by Russian troops from the territory of Transnistria”.
The Moldovan government said on Thursday that “state authorities do not confirm the information published by the Russian Defense Ministry”.
“We call for calm and to obtain information from official and trusted sources of the Republic of Moldova”, he indicated on his Telegram channel.
The Russian army claims to have observed a “significant accumulation of Ukrainian military personnel and equipment near the border” and the “artillery deployment“, in addition to “an unprecedented increase in Ukrainian drone flights over the territory” from the breakaway region.
“The execution of the provocations planned by the Ukrainian authorities represents a direct threat to the Russian contingent” present in Transnistria, indicated the Ministry of Defense.
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Moscow “will respond adequately to the provocation planned by Ukraine”, he added.
The new Moldovan Prime Minister, Dorin Receanrecently called for the withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria, which outraged the Kremlin.
The pro-Western Moldovan authorities had previously accused Moscow of wanting to foment a coup in chisinauaccusations denied by the Russian authorities.
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