“The forces present in the region are seeking to destabilize the situation,” said Moldovan President Maia Sandu on Tuesday 26 April. During a press conference, the head of state, which includes Transnistria, a pro-Russian separatist region, called on the population to calm down after several explosions in the border area with Ukraine.
kyiv and Moscow accuse each other of raising tensions in this strip of land in eastern Moldova, along the Ukrainian border. The 500,000 inhabitants of Transnistria have been largely pro-Russian since the proclamation of the independence of their republic in 1992 – although this is not recognized by the international community.
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