Putin’s War Reaches Moldova’s Doorstep
The more Putin expands his attacks, the more people die and the more the U.S. is likely to get dragged into a deadly foreign war.
From Fox News. Moscow set its sights on Moldova last week when a Russian general said its goal was to gain “full control” over not only eastern Ukraine, but regions along its southern that sit above the Black Sea.
This would allow Russia to gain better access to Transnistria, an unrecognized breakaway state in Moldova with sympathetic ties to Russia.
“We are alarmed by the escalation of tension in Transnistria, where in recent days there have been several incidents of shelling, blowing up social and infrastructure facilities,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Thursday. “We regard these actions as acts of terrorism aimed at destabilizing the situation….”
The similarities shared by the Moldovan breakaway region and the Ukrainian self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics in the Donbas – which served as Putin’s justification for his illegal invasion in February – has many concerned.
Reports surfaced this week suggesting that officials in the region suspect Russia was behind the attacks in Transnistria as a guise to support a second illegal invasion.
“We strongly condemn attempts to involve Transnistria in what is happening in Ukraine,” Russia’s spokesperson claimed Thursday. “Every now and then sensational statements are heard from there about the preparation of Russian peacekeepers, the Tiraspol airfield, Transnistria conscripts for some kind of offensive actions….
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(Excerpt from Fox News. Photo Credit: Getty Images)
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