Today on the 37th Day of the Russian-Belorussian invasion of Ukraine. While the Russian forces has retreated from certain fronts, but still used artillery and missiles there. The air-strikes will continue there. As the Russian are possibly strengthen other fronts and especially in the ones in Donbass regions.
If the Russian forces, which already is based within Transnistria was to be active and ordered to the fronts. It would mean that they would possibly be helping the battles to Occupy Odessa and port there. Which would be a huge blow for Ukraine and a loss of one vital port. That cannot be understated….
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine stated earlier today this:
“On April 1 this year, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation decided to hold a military meeting with reservists from April 04 to May 23, 2022. At the same time, work to engage Russian troops units based in the territory of the Pridnistrovsk region of the Republic of Moldova has been activated to conduct provocations and demonstration actions on the border with Ukraine. The redeployment of Russian troops and units of the so-called Pridnistrovsk-Moldovan Republic was marked in order to prepare for a demonstration of readiness for the advance and possibly combat against Ukraine” (General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, 02.04.2022).
Hours later, the Transnistrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs addressed it like this:
“All military units on the territory of the Transdniestrian Moldovan Republic are in the places of permanent deployment and carry out their activities in a standard working mode. At the same time they purposefully minimized even their planned activities in order to preserve the tranquillity of our Ukrainian neighbours” (…) “The leadership of the Transnistrian Moldovan Republic has repeatedly officially stated that there is no threat to Ukraine. This principled position of the state is unchanged” (Transnistrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 02.04.2022).
What we should do until it is verified by several sources. We should question it. However, in this state and how the Russians are operating. They are already using Belarus territory and have recruited conscripts from there. Therefore, the use of another territory and ability to it’s advantage would be natural.
Transnistria could be a useful means of attacking Odessa and the Odessa Oblast. The Russian Supported Separatist state could become a strategic component in that. Until proven and seen troops movement from Moldova/Transnistria to Odessa we cannot say for certain. The Russian would dismiss it or say it wasn’t so. That is what they have done all year anyway.
We know the Russian just said the troops moved around the Ukrainian borders earlier in the year was for military practice and the same did they say about the movement into Belarus. This is why we know there could be something legit about this too. Because, the Russians and their allies won’t spell it out, but suddenly use the advantage for their war within Ukraine. No one should be shocked by this… because that is just how things has been moving this time around. Peace.