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Russia Conducts Military Exercises In Moldova's Breakaway Region Near Ukraine's W Border
International Business Times ^ | March 26, 2014 | David Kashi

Posted on 03/29/2014 9:56:47 AM PDT by onyx


Days after a top NATO commander warned of Russia’s military buildup on Ukraine’s eastern border, Russian troops staged military exercises in Moldova’s 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.


(Excerpt) Read more at ibtimes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: putin; russia; sudetenland; transdnistria; transnistria; ukraine
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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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1 posted on 03/29/2014 9:56:47 AM PDT by onyx
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To: crosslink

PING


2 posted on 03/29/2014 9:57:22 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx
I still can decide if this is the Sudetenland or the Anschluss.

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.....

3 posted on 03/29/2014 10:01:38 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: onyx

Can’t blame them with all the street violence against Russians in Ukraine.


4 posted on 03/29/2014 10:05:48 AM PDT by soycd
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To: onyx
DONETSK UKRAINE
Russian communism is baaack in popular demand.

http://thepeoplescube.com/images/various_uploads/skeet/Donetsk_Russia_Ukraine_13.jpg

5 posted on 03/29/2014 10:05:56 AM PDT by FBD
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To: onyx

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.


6 posted on 03/29/2014 10:06:18 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

My question as well - I sure am getting a geography lesson


7 posted on 03/29/2014 10:12:23 AM PDT by 11th_VA (Decrimminalize Tax Evasion)
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To: onyx

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.


8 posted on 03/29/2014 10:22:54 AM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: onyx; hoosiermama; crosslink; null and void; maggief; LucyT

many thanks, onyx!

hoosiermama, crosslink, null and void, maggief, lucyt

pinging all y’all to this topic!

the Empire is fixin’ to strike back....


9 posted on 03/29/2014 10:31:15 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: onyx

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.


10 posted on 03/29/2014 10:46:17 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Fiji Hill

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.


11 posted on 03/29/2014 10:48:40 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: factoryrat

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?


12 posted on 03/29/2014 12:11:15 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: Mount Athos

Russia doesn’t have its schoolchildren reading “Heather Has Two Mommies” or “Daddy’s (male) Roommate”, either.


13 posted on 03/29/2014 12:19:42 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: 11th_VA

Romania must be getting jittery.


14 posted on 03/29/2014 1:01:21 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: onyx

Thank you


15 posted on 03/29/2014 4:49:52 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: Mount Athos

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.


16 posted on 03/29/2014 5:00:35 PM PDT by eleni121 ("All Along the Watchtower" Book of Isaiah, Chapter 21, verses 5-9)
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To: eleni121
Or they should have listened to these warnings from this former Soviet KGB agent Yurii Bezmenov in his interview with G. Edward Griffin about the Soviet's plan to completely demoralize the West as a precursor to taking us down.

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.

17 posted on 03/29/2014 6:00:04 PM PDT by boxlunch (Psalm 2)
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To: onyx

Moldova belongs to Romania. It it goes anywhere, it should go back to them.


18 posted on 03/29/2014 6:28:49 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: onyx
Transnistria is not recognized as an independent state by any U.N. member nation

Little "Tranny" has a hammer & Sickle on it's flag.

19 posted on 03/29/2014 6:32:33 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: crosslink

Anytime.
God bless and keep you and may our good Lord be with the free people.


20 posted on 03/29/2014 6:33:16 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Fiji Hill

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.


21 posted on 03/30/2014 12:24:45 AM PDT by Monmouth78
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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.


22 posted on 03/30/2014 7:03:10 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: onyx

Thanks


23 posted on 03/30/2014 2:05:44 PM PDT by traumer
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To: onyx

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.


24 posted on 03/31/2014 6:34:22 PM PDT by eleni121 ("All Along the Watchtower" Book of Isaiah, Chapter 21, verses 5-9)
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