Skip to comments.Russia Conducts Military Exercises In Moldova's Breakaway Region Near Ukraine's W Border
Posted on 03/29/2014 9:56:47 AM PDT by onyx
Days after a top NATO commander warned of Russias military buildup on Ukraines eastern border, Russian troops staged military exercises in Moldovas breakaway region of Transnistria, which borders Ukraine on the southwest, the Russian news agency Interfax reported Wednesday.
"There is absolutely sufficient [Russian] force postured on the eastern border of Ukraine to run to Transnistria if the decision was made to do that, and that is very worrisome," U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove, NATO's supreme allied commander in Europe, said Sunday at the Brussels offices of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank. That would mean an invasion across the heart of the country.
Transnistria is not recognized as an independent state by any U.N. member nation, and Moldova, a former Soviet republic that was once part of Romania, considers it an autonomous region within its borders. As in Crimea, the majority of the population in Transnistria are ethnic Russians.
A spokesperson for the head of Russia's Western Military District said forces stationed in Transnistria had "conducted an anti-terrorism drill and practiced operations to rebuff an attack on their military base," according to Interfax, as reported by Sydney Morning Herald in Australia.
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Russia Conducts Military Exercises In Moldova's Breakaway Region Of Transnistria Near Ukraine's Western Border, Escalating Tensions
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Thank You for Posting Sweetest Onyx.
I expect Russia to take everything East of the Dnieper River.
But it sounds like they will need a land bridge to Moldavia.....
Can’t blame them with all the street violence against Russians in Ukraine.
How did the Russians get to Transnistria, which is entirely surrounded by Ukraine on the east and Moldova on the west? They would have to cross Ukraine to get there from Russia.
My question as well - I sure am getting a geography lesson
Always remember, as senator, Obama worked out a deal to disarm Ukraine. Arms that ended up across the world in hot spots filled with Islamic terrorists.
Obama, at worst, is only mad with Putin for making him look bad.
many thanks, onyx!
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pinging all y’all to this topic!
the Empire is fixin’ to strike back....
The new soviets are on a roll now that they only have to face a neutered europe, and an ideologically sympathetic US Regime. Of course the new soviets have the chinese card to play if the westerners get too uppity. One call to beijing, and the communists could grind the US economy and industry to a halt. And don’t forget our socialist and communist neighbors in central and south america to add to another front to fend against.
Moldova used to be a part of the Soviet Union. When the USSR ceased to exist in 1991, the Soviet 14th Guards Army was stranded in Transnistria. It took the side of Russian separatists and has remained there to this very day as peacekeepers to protect the predominantly Slavic population, which is Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian.
Russia has a flat tax of 13%.
That’s several percent lower than the flat tax Steve Forbes was striving for.
In light of this fact, how sensible is it to describe Russia as “communist”?
Which is more socialist, Russia or the USA?
Russia doesn’t have its schoolchildren reading “Heather Has Two Mommies” or “Daddy’s (male) Roommate”, either.
Romania must be getting jittery.
Role reversal...The U.S. is in serious decline morally spiritually...and naturally economically. They should have listened to Solzhenitsyn in 1978 at Harvard when he warned the Americans.
Or read this: Interview with Yurii Bezmenov
Or even more basic and foundational, just read and heed God's warnings in the Bible about what happens to countries who forget the Lord, who become immoral, decadent and idolatrous.
Moldova belongs to Romania. It it goes anywhere, it should go back to them.
Little "Tranny" has a hammer & Sickle on it's flag.
God bless and keep you and may our good Lord be with the free people.
It’s complicated, like every thing else in Eastern Europe. Ukranians and Russians are the same ethnic group, for the most part. Ukraine is actally the original Russian homeland. Most Moldovans are essentially Romanians, non-Slavs. Transnistria is a predominately Slavic part of Moldova that indentifies with Russia.
Ukraine is to Russia what the South/Confederacy are/were to America, fast forwarded a few hundred years.
What I don’t understand is how the Russian troops in Transnistria are sustained. Ukraine, which is at the brink of war with Russia, almost certainly will not allow Russian planes to overfly its territory. The only other approach would be to overfly Romania and Moldova.
There are no tensions for all those people who wish to join Russia. The tensions are fabricated in the wicked little minds of the State Dept snakes and their fellow travelers in the MSM.