9 MARCH 2023
Mykhailo Podoliak, advisor to the Head of the President’s Office, has said that Ukraine has no motives or intentions to commit a “terrorist attack” in Transnistria, and that the accusations of the occupiers are part of Russia’s plan to attack Moldova.
Source: Podoliak on Twitter
Quote: “Regarding the latest informational provocation by Russia called the ‘terrorist attack in Transnistria’: Ukraine has neither reasons nor intentions to commit any actions that can be qualified as a terrorist act. We do not need it because we have enough things to do on the battlefield, and any ‘terrorist attack’ on any other territory will not give us extra advantages.
Not long ago, Russia stated that Ukraine was allegedly preparing an invasion of Transnistria. It turned out to be a fake. After that, Russia invested an enormous amount of money in order to start street riots in Chișinău. So far, it hasn’t succeeded. And here is a new concept: let’s talk about ‘terrorist attacks’ in Transnistria.”
Details: According to Podoliak, the Russian Federation is trying to attack Moldova. The first stage is pointing out Ukraine’s alleged plans for “invasion” of Transnistria. The second is an attempt to organise a coup in Chișinău.
Thus, in his opinion, accusing Ukraine of preparing a “terrorist attack” in Transnistria is part of the third stage of the Russian Federation’s plan.
“Everything is predictable, and everything is a lie,” Podoliak added.
- On March 9, the “ministry of state security” of unrecognised Transnistria claimed to have prevented a terrorist attack against its officials, allegedly on orders from Ukraine’s Security Service (SSU).
- The Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) has called a statement made by the so-called “ministry of state security” of unrecognised Transnistria about the alleged prevention of a terrorist attack against officials “on orders from the SSU” a Kremlin provocation.
Journalists fight on their own frontline. Support Ukrainska Pravda or become our patron!
“We do not need it because we have enough things to do on the battlefield, and any ‘terrorist attack’ on any other territory will not give us extra advantages.”
I don’t get it. This is obviously not true. The Transnistria is occupied by maybe 2000 cockroaches. They are far from being the cream of the mafia crop. They are occupation troops … bored, ill-trained, drunk and worthless except to instill fear in the Moldovans. It would be easy for Ukraine to take them out in short order. There would be several advantages by such a move; handing freedom to a friend and assure more stability in Moldova, handing another defeat to putler, seizing badly-needed weapons and especially ammunition, seizing ruskie slouches to exchange for brave Ukrainian POWs, getting rid of a rat’s nest in Ukraine’s back, and securing another victory for Ukraine.
A well-planned surprise strike by special forces with a regiment at the ready to support them at the border would be the right tactic. Transnistria is a narrow sliver of land and shares a relatively long border with Ukraine.
Be brave, be decisive, and just do it!
They’re sitting on a powder keg – literally. 20,000 tons of weapons and ammunition in Cobasna. “A possible explosion of these deposits, which cannot be transported, would cause an ecological and human disaster.”
We really don’t want to risk setting that off…
I’ve never heard of ammunition that can’t be transported. Since the article doesn’t say why this is so, I don’t think it’s true.
It’s from the 1940’s, so there’s concern that it’s unstable. I don’t know if “cannot be transported” refers to that, or if it’s just that the Russians won’t allow it.
If you question that it could be unstable, just google Unplanned Explosions at Munitions Sites (UEMS).
Ammo doesn’t go bad to the point of self-detonation. The causes for unplanned detonations are usually improper storage and handling. Moisture is a big culprit in making ammo go bad, which is a part of bad storage. Smoking, electrical shorts, defective heating, badly maintained vehicles, and other fire hazards are obviously counterproductive in an environment where ammo is stored. But anyone with enough experience can tell if ammo has been damaged by moisture or physical abuse.
Even if some or a large part of the ammo in Transnistria has gone bad, I’m sure that the Ukrainians will be able to tell which is what and that there is enough good ammo left over to warrant such a strike.
At any rate, it would also be in Moldova’s best interest to get someone more competent to take charge of or get rid of this ammo asap, and what better way than to destroy cockroaches with it?
Why don’t Moldova and Ukraine completely isolate Transnistria?
Close all roads and checkpoints.
I think it won’t take long until these Russian mobs will surrender.
I don’t get it either, Bert.