Contents tagged with Transnistria

  • Moldova: Russia is provoking us

    Russia is provoking Moldova in Transnistria, stated by the Moldovan Minister of Defense Eugen Sturza on his Facebook page.

    “Some think that by making threats you can be a friend. If you climb over your neighbor’s fence and threaten them, can you expect them to be your friend? Paradoxically, this is what our neighbor, Russia, is trying to do, conducting military exercises with the crossing of the Dniester. Such exercises in the Security Zone, with unmarked armored trucks involved, is a …

  • OSCE Moldova: Russia conducted unauthorized military exercises in Transnistrian Security Zone

    The OSCE Mission in Moldova expressed its concern that on August 14 and 15, the Operational Group of Russian Forces in Transnistria conducted unauthorized military exercises, including the crossing of the Dniester River in the Security Zone, reported the press service of the Moldovan representation of the Special Monitoring Mission (SMM).

    Note that in accordance with its mandate, the OSCE deployed its observers to the relevant part of the Security Zone. However, the team was banned from …

  • President Dodon: Moldova will not be friends with the West against Russia

    At the meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, the President of Moldova, Igor Dodon, said that he appreciates the cooperation with Russia and does not intend to unite with Western countries against it, the Kremlin's website reports.   "Our position is clear and understandable. We want to be friends with everyone, but we do not want to be used geopolitically against someone else. We do not intend to be friends with the West against Russia. This is my position," Dodon said. He …

  • Moldova: 'strange' movement of Russian weapons and equipment observed in Transnistria

    In Transnistria, dozens of cargo trucks with no license plates have been moving weapons and ammunition to unknown locations from a warehouse in the town of Cobasna, stated the head of the Moldavian parliament, Andrian Candu.

    “When the agreement is not observed, when the movement [of weapons] like this takes place, we understand the situation we are in regarding the safety of the country,” he said.

    According to the speaker, all attempts made by the Moldavian officers from the United mission to …

  • Kyiv expresses concern over convoys of Russian military equipment moving towards Transnistrian border with Ukraine

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine is concerned about the transfer of Russian military equipment to the territory of the unrecognized Transnistria, stated the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    "The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expresses its concern over the actions of the Russian Federation in violation of the Transnistrian conflict zone regime, particularly the unauthorized transfer on June 14, 2018 of military equipment and weapons for the Operational Group of Russian …

  • Convoy of Russian military equipment spotted near Ukrainian border in Transnistria

    A convoy of Russian military equipment heading towards the Ukrainian border has been reported by social media users.

    "A convoy of Russian armored vehicles, having left the base of the Russian Arme Forces, is moving on the Tiraspol - Ribnița Highway, a few kilometers away from the Ukrainian border. This is the security zone. They are not allowed to be there,"  expert Artem Filipenko wrote on Facebook. He also posted photo and video of the convoy.

    "On June 14, starting at 08:30, on the route …

  • Ukraine and Moldova pledge further military cooperation

    During a meeting in Odessa, Minister of Defense of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak and Minister of Defense of Moldova Eugen Sturza agreed on further cooperation of the two countries in the area of defense, as reported on the website of the Ministry of Defense.

    “First of all, it involves conducting joint exercises both bilaterally and in cooperation with NATO and individual allies, developing cooperation at the headquarters level for the types of armed forces of the two powers, joint actions in the …

  • Moldova condemns participation of Russian troops in Victory Day parade in Transnistria

    The Moldovan Foreign Ministry has condemned the participation of the Operational Group of Russian Forces (OGRN) in a military parade in Transnistria on May 9. A corresponding statement was published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Moldova, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    "Such actions jeopardize the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Moldova," the statement said.

    "The participation of the OGRN, together with power structures of the region, in the military parade is …

  • Moldova calls on Russian troops not to participate in the Victory Day parade in Transnistria

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Moldova called on so-called Operational Group of Russian Forces (OGRF) not to participate in the Victory Day military parade in Transnistria on May 9, Deschide news agency reports, citing a statement by the Moldovan Foreign Ministry.

    According to the statement, information about the organization of the military parade on May 9 was published in the local press.

    The Ministry stated that "it disapproves of the decision and the attitude …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine ready to provide corridor for withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria

    Ukraine is ready to provide Russian troops with a corridor for withdrawing from Transnistria, the special representative for the Transdniestrian settlement, Viktor Kryzhanovskiy stated. The diplomat said that Kyiv will provide Russian troops with a corridor immediately, as soon as the Russians are ready to begin the withdrawal process.

    "Our position is unchanged. We will provide the territory. We will ensure the unhindered and safe withdrawal of Russian troops and ammunition from the territory …