Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova condemned Thursday’s indiscriminate bombings in Transnistria, calling them “acts of terrorism.” Addressing a regular briefing in Moscow, Zakharova expressed Russia’s concern over “growing tensions” in the region, which is seceding from Moldova.
Ukraine has previously called the bombings a planned provocation by Russian security services.
A series of incidents have taken place in parts of Russian-backed Transnistria, which has housed Russian troops for decades, raising fears that the Moscow war could soon escalate beyond Ukraine and into Eastern Europe. I can make a new theater of conflict.
The Interior Ministry said in a statement that Tuesday’s blasts damaged two radio towers in the area. On Monday, explosions were heard near the State Security building in Transylvania’s capital, Tripoli.
“We consider these acts of terrorism to be aimed at destabilizing the region and we expect a full and objective investigation into all that has happened,” Zakharova said on Thursday.
The spokesman dismissed “sensational” claims about Russia that it was preparing for an offensive using its troops stationed in the region, as well as troops recruited from Transnistria. He accused Kyiv of “dragging” Transnistria into the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, and sought to use the situation to strengthen “blockade pressure” on the region.
Ukraine on Tuesday accused Russia of firing cruise missiles at a bridge over the Danister River, suggesting that Moscow was trying to cut off the southwestern corner of Ukraine, which borders Moldova. Is.
Transnistria is not recognized by the international community, which considers it part of Moldova. But Moldovan’s capital, Chesinau, has no control over the region, which declared itself a republic more than three decades ago.