The Russian military on August 14-15, conducted unauthorized exercises in Transnistria, during which were worked out, in particular, the crossing of the Dniester. This was reported in the press service of the OSCE mission in Moldova.
“The OSCE mission to Moldova expresses its concern about the conduct of the operational group of Russian forces exercises in the crossing of the river (the Dniester), implemented in the district safety Operational group of Russian forces on 14 and 15 August”, – stated in the message.
It is noted that OSCE observers could not fully observe the progress of the exercise.
At the same time, the Minister of defence of Moldova Eugen Sturza called the exercise a provocation, which denies the nature of peacekeeping Russian troops in Transnistria.
“Teaching green men on the crossing of the Dniester discreditied peacekeeping mission… what they are doing, it does not ensure peace in the region”, – said the Minister of defence.
Earlier, the UN General Assembly approved a resolution which calls for the withdrawal of foreign troops from the territory of Moldova. In support of the document spoke 64, against 14, and 83 countries abstained.
The resolution was voted on Moldova, with the support of Canada, Georgia, Romania, Ukraine and Estonia.
Interestingly, the President of Moldova, Igor Dodon, has condemned the adoption of the document. In his opinion, the vote in the UN General Assembly on Transnistria became another anti-Russian demarche of the government of Moldova.