A building in the capital of the Transnistrian region is said to have been damaged by explosions. This is reported by local authorities. Allegedly there was a shelling.
In the conflict region bordering Ukraine Transnistria According to the local authorities, the Ministry for State Security was shot at. Accordingly, the building in the Transnistrian capital Tiraspol was damaged by explosions. Photos, the authenticity of which could not be verified, showed smashed windows and a smashed entrance. The authorities announced on Monday that the building had been fired at with anti-tank ammunition. No one was injured due to a day off. Russia has in the Republic of Moldova breakaway region soldiers stationed.
The Moldovan authorities announced in the capital Chisinau that it was not clear who shot. However, it is obviously a provocation aimed at destabilizing the situation in the conflict region. Neighboring Ukraine, which faces a Russian war of aggression, blamed Moscow for the shelling.
Ukraine speaks of provocation by Moscow
The Ukrainian military intelligence service in Kyiv accused Russia of wanting to stir up panic with this provocation. According to this, the troops stationed in Transnistria could try to cross Ukraine towards the city from there Odesa attack on the Black Sea. In a statement published in Kyiv, the secret service recalled a statement by a Russian commander who openly said last Friday that Moscow wanted to bring all of southern Ukraine up to Transnistria under its control.
Transnistria broke away from Moldova, but is not recognized internationally. It is considered pro-Russian and also wants to join the Russian Federation. However, this request has not yet been granted.