Vadim Krasnoselsky has called for Kiev to investigate the Ukrainian armed groups that have allegedly infiltrated the self-proclaimed republic.
The president of Transnistria, Vadim Krasnoselsky, has traced the latest spate of attacks in the republic that he described as terrorist attacks in the republic back to Ukraine. He called for Kiev to investigate the Ukrainian armed groups that had infiltrated Transnistria and hit several targets there, citing the results of a probe conducted by local authorities.
Krasnoselsky said that those who arranged the assault aim to drag Transnistria into the conflict. Krasnoselsky also called on Moldova, which Transnistria seceded from after a war in 1992, to engage in talks to preserve peace. Don't let Moldova be dragged into an attack against Transnistria, the official implored, warning that it could lead to a big war. On Tuesday, Moldovan President Maia Sandu convened the country's security council over the situation in the breakaway region between Moldova and Ukraine. She claimed that the attempted escalation has to do with forces inside Transnistria, which want war and are interested in destabilizing the situation. Sandu said that the security situation in the self-proclaimed republic had been deteriorating for several weeks, with reports of explosive devices planted in Transnistria's education and healthcare facilities. The Moldovan government hasn't planned to discuss the issue with Moscow, despite the fact that there had been no direct contact between Chisinau and Tiraspol recently.
On Tuesday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov described the recent wave of explosions in Transnistria as concerning and said Moscow was watching the situation very closely. The Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic PMR, officially known as Transnistria, has been placed on a terror alert after a series of attacks. On Monday, the local security service s office in Tiraspol was hit with a disposable rocket launcher. A military base in Parkany was targeted the same day. There were no casualties reported as a result.
Two radio masts were blown up early on Tuesday in the village of Mayak.
Russian peacekeepers have been stationed there since the predominantly Russian-speaking region became de facto independent in 1992.