Posted 24 февраля 04:39

Published 24 февраля 04:39

Modified 24 февраля 07:52

Updated 24 февраля 07:52

Russian Defense Ministry: Kiev has stepped up preparations for the invasion of Transnistria

24 февраля 2023, 04:39
The agency pointed to threats to Russian peacekeepers in the region.

"The Kiev regime has intensified preparations for the invasion of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic", - the Ministry of Defense said in a statement.

The Russian military records the accumulation of personnel and military equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near the border of Ukraine and Transnistria. The statement of the ministry emphasizes that the action of the Ukrainian side "will be carried out in response to the alleged offensive of Russian troops from the territory of Transnistria". Artillery is deployed at firing positions on the border, "an unprecedented increase in flights of unmanned aircraft of the Armed Forces of Ukraine over the territory of the PMR is recorded".

The Defense Ministry indicated that Kiev's planned provocation directly threatens the Russian contingent in the PMR. The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation will adequately respond to the upcoming provocation.

The Network is spreading reports about the movement of the military from the Ukrainian side, as well as about the brightly burning searchlights. The situation is called tense in the Pervomaisk area, local telegram channels write.

The day before, the Russian Defense Ministry informed that the Ukrainian side would stage a "staged invasion" of the Russian Armed Forces - to prepare a provocation in Transnistria. In the near future, the Ukrainian authorities plan to commit an armed provocation against the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic. According to the ministry, the AFU units, including Azov, will participate in the operation.

On the same day, the Moldovan government stated that it denies the preparation of sabotage. Ex-President of the country Igor Dodon called on incumbent President Maya Sandu to warn Ukraine against hostile actions in Transnistria.


*nationalist battalion, banned in the Russian Federation