Zelensky announced “minor provocations” from Pridnestrovie

According to the Ukrainian leader, provocations from the unrecognized republic are noted in Kyiv, but small ones. In Ukraine, they believe that Russia is behind them

Vladimir Zelensky

President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky announced provocations from Pridnestrovie without specifying their essence. The Ukrainian leader spoke at a round table organized by the Economist, a recording of Zelensky’s speech was published on his Telegram channel.

“There are provocations, there were provocations. To be honest <…> there are provocations from Transnistria. They are small, but they are there. They are carried out by Russia, specially»,— Zelensky said, referring to information from Moldovan President Maia Sandu.

At the end of July, the head of the unrecognized Transnistrian Republic, Vadim Krasnoselsky, said at a press conference that an attack by Transnistria on Ukraine was impossible. According to him, Tiraspol remains neutral in relation to the conflict on the territory of the neighboring country.

“Even those who say this <…> understand the impossibility of an attack by Transnistria on Ukraine. These statements of theirs are intended for the domestic Ukrainian consumer, so that the Ukrainian society feels the danger allegedly emanating from Pridnestrovie,— then the head of Transnistria said.

Krasnoselsky called what is happening in Ukraine a tragedy and pointed out that its roots should be sought in the distant past.

At the end of April, a number of incidents and attacks occurred in Transnistria — in particular , unknown people fired at the headquarters of the Ministry of State Security of the Republic in Tiraspol. The authorities said that the shooters arrived from the territory of Ukraine and returned after the shelling.

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After the attack, the authorities introduced in the region red level of terrorist danger and called the incident terrorist attacks.

Moldovan President Maia Sandu said that the explosions are connected with “various forces inside Transnistria” that are interested in destabilizing the situation. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, in turn, said that the situation in the region “is trying to destabilize” Russia.

In Moscow, these incidents were regarded as terrorism and an attempt to involve the region in what is happening in Ukraine, which, as the Russian Foreign Ministry said, “we would like to avoid.”

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Vladimir Zelensky

Politician, President of Ukraine

January 25, 1978

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