The Moldovan president met with the Supreme Security Council after the Transnistrian explosion

Maia Sandu “will hold a summit of the Security Council today due to the incidents in the Transnistrian region,” the Moldovan presidency said in a statement.

The memorandum stated that the board meeting would begin at 10.00 GMT (11.00 in Lisbon) and that the chairman would hold a press conference at the end of the meeting, at approximately 12.00 GMT (13.00).

Today, two explosions damaged a radio tower, and on Monday, separatist authorities announced a grenade launcher attack on an office building in the region’s capital, Tiraspol.

These two cases did not cause any injuries, but they increase fears of a spreading conflict in Moldova in neighboring Ukraine.

Moldova gained independence in the early 1990s when the Soviet Union collapsed, but Russian forces with less than half a million inhabitants on the outskirts of the region, known as Transnistria, opposed the Moldovan authorities and established a new independent state. declare a de facto republic.

Transnistria is not an internationally recognized country, but it is still a separate entity from Moldova.

There are an estimated 2,000 Russian soldiers permanently in Transnistria.

Tiraspol is located just a hundred kilometers from the Ukrainian port of Odessa, one of the goals of the Kremlin’s current campaign.

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