Pro-Russian separatists ask Moscow for protection in Moldova | DW News

The Moldovan breakaway region of Transnistria has asked Moscow for protection. The pro-Russia separatists accuse the pro-Western Moldovan government of waging economic warfare gainst them. Tensions between the two neighbours have been rising ever since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The self-proclaimed Republic of Transnistria is a tiny sliver of land located between Ukraine and Moldova – and falls within Russia’s sphere of influence. It broke away from Moldova during the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, but ISN’T internationally recognized.

0:00 Transnistria’s request to the Kremlin
2:07 Anastasia Pociumban, German Council on Foreign Relations


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