Radio station bombed in Transnistria, Kremlin says it is ‘monitoring very closely’ developments
On the 62nd day of the Russo-Ukrainian war, the Russian Federation claimed that unidentified individuals blew up a regional radio station in the disputed territory of Transnistria on Tuesday. Russia also said that a regional radio station in Transnistria broadcast Russian radio broadcasts. Transnistria is a dissident pro-Russian separatist territory between Ukraine and Moldova. According to CASSthe Russian Interior Ministry said that after the attack two of the most powerful antennas, one one megawatt and the other half a megawatt, stopped working.
The ministry also announced that there were no injuries among radio station staff or residents. He also said there were two explosions, which were reported at 6:40 a.m. and 7:05 a.m. Moscow time respectively. At the moment, the police and the sappers are on the spot. Unconfirmed photographs show shattered windows in the building, according to CASS.
Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov said Russia was concerned about the attack in Transnistria and was closely monitoring the situation in the region. At a press conference, Peskov was asked about the Kremlin’s connection to the recent escalation of the situation in Transnistria, as well as whether Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted to meet with Moldovan President Maia Sandu, to whom he said there were no such plans to meet the Moldovan president at the moment and claimed they were keeping a close eye.
“No, at the moment no contact is planned, there are no such plans. The only thing I can say is that we are monitoring the development of the situation there very closely. Of course news from there is worrying,” Interfax news said. the agency quoted Peskov as saying.
Multiple explosions were reported near the headquarters of the Ministry of State Security
On the other hand, multiple explosions were reported near the headquarters of the Ministry of State Security in Tiraspol, Transnistria. Unknown assailants on Monday fired grenade launchers at the building of the Ministry of State Security of Pridnestrovie, damaging the upper floors of the building. However, no one was injured. Transnistrian Supreme Council legislature deputy Andrey Safonov said the grenade launcher bombardment of the building was a ploy to create panic and anxiety. This comes as several anonymous complaints about widespread mining of schools, medical institutions, shopping malls and other facilities were received by government agencies in Transnistria in March.
Transnistria is a strip of land between Moldova and Ukraine
Since a battle with Moldova in 1992, Transnistria, which is a strip of land between Moldova and Ukraine with a population of around 470,000 people, has been under the control of pro-Russian separatist authorities. Russia has stationed around 1,500 troops there as peacekeepers, but there are fears they could be deployed to invade Ukraine from the west, according to media reports. Meanwhile, US and Ukrainian officials on Sunday raised the likelihood of Russian President Vladimir Putin pushing his attack on Moldova, which, like Ukraine, is also a former Soviet republic and not a NATO member in Europe. from the east.