Russia is now seeking to conquer territories as far as Transnistria, which putin may present as “Novorossiya,” the basis for a new russian empire.
Russia’s war in Ukraine threatens to escalate into a new dangerous phase – a series of mysterious explosions in Moldova has raised the threat of russia’s war in Ukraine spilling over into new territory with unpredictable consequences.
This was reported by The Guardian. Fears are growing that a separate region of Moldova will be drawn into the war in Ukraine.
Russia’s transition to Transnistria will pose an immediate threat to the sovereignty of Moldova, a country of 2.6 million people that is showing growing interest in joining NATO.
It also threatens Odessa, a Ukrainian port city on the Black Sea coast between Moldova and russian-occupied Kherson.
As the war in Ukraine progresses, the parties to the conflict are redefining their goals. Russia is now seeking to conquer territories as far as Transnistria, which putin may present as “Novorossiya,” the basis for a new russian empire.
“With the beginning of this new phase of the war, the buffer that has kept NATO and russia from direct hostile contact during and after the Cold War is being separated. And if the explosions in Transnistria are signs of putin’s new gambit, Moldova could be the next testing ground for this dangerous new world”, – analysts say.
As we reported, according to Ukrainian intelligence, on April 25, russian special services organized a provocation with explosions in the capital of the unrecognized “Transnistrian Moldavian Republic”, where a series of explosions erupted.
Moldovan President Maya Sandu said the Transnistrian bombings and escalation attempts were linked to forces inside the unrecognized region. She stressed that Chisinau has no plans to blockade Transnistria.
The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky stated that Ukraine is ready for a possible russian aggression from the territory of occupied Molodov.