radge grandad radge
- Dec 30, 2005
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Clear as mud Dave Thanks thoughYes it is officially part of Molfova but Transnistria which is a part of it is an unofficial breakaway region that has some financial and fiscal authority. Russia have around 1490 permanent troops there. Moldova have so far supported Ukraine. The sea of land is relatively small but crucially on the border of ukraine and Moldova and East of Odessa.
Russia have so far failed to make a breakthrough towards the East of Odessa as troops in Mikolaiv block their way, hence the build up in Kherson. The South is the Black sea and you know what happened there. So a possible Western front could open up if Russia convince people in these areas that Ukraine are attacking them. It makes absolutely no sense for Ukraine to open up another front but could be very useful to Russia if they can fly troops into Transnistria.
There is a slight danger of involving Moldova into the conflict and Ukraine have already stated if Russia take Odessa their next move would be into Moldova.
Only if Zelensky was as cunning and evil as Putin would he try an attack on Transnistria hoping to involve Moldova, but then he would have to hope RF invaded Moldiva as it is unlikely Moldova is going to move troops into Transnistria with Russian forces stationed there unless they wanted an unlikely pre-emtive strike.
Hope that clears it up or you are confused as I am