The Russians are escalating the situation in Transnistria to use it as a psychological attack against Ukraine.
The Russians artificially escalate the situation in Transnistria / photo ua.depositphotos.com
The invaders are trying to create zones of instability near the Ukrainian border and the appearance of a threat of attack by Russian and pro-Russian armed groups from the territory of Transnistria.
This was reported by the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense.
“Realizing the lack of noticeable success in the so-called “special operation” against Ukraine and the effectiveness of the actions of Ukrainian units, the occupying command is trying to create zones of instability near the Ukrainian border and the appearance of a threat of attack by Russian and pro-Russian armed groups from the territory of Transnistria,” the intelligence agency said.
The GUR claims that the Russians are escalating the situation in Transnistria in order to use it as a psychological attack against Ukraine and are looking for ways to disperse the forces of the Ukrainian army during a difficult military campaign to protect the Ukrainian Donbass and the south of the country.
It is noted that, according to experts, the number of really combat-ready and motivated personnel of the unit of the Operational Group of Russian Forces in the Transnistrian region of the Republic of Moldova does not exceed 300 people, whose task is to protect ammunition depots in the village. Sausage. More than half of all ammunition in storage has reached its expiration date and cannot be transported. Only 7-8 thousand tons are serviceable and can be used.
It is noted that about two thirds of all military equipment on the territory of Pridnestrovie is completely or partially incompetent, and also does not have the material means and production capacities for its repair and restoration.
“Potentially, Transnistria can be used as a springboard for establishing supply lines and ensuring the deployment of the Russian group on the territory of the Republic of Moldova, but this will become possible only if a land corridor with Russia is created through the territory of the southern regions of Ukraine,” Ukrainian intelligence added.
Escalation in Transnistria
As UNIAN reported, according to the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense, on April 25, the special services of the Russian Federation organized a provocation with explosions in the capital of the unrecognized “Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic” (PMR).
Earlier, the Russian Federation stated that during the 2nd stage of the “special operation”, the Russian army plans to establish full control over the Donbass, which will allow the creation of a land corridor to the Crimea and control over the south of Ukraine, which will give the “Russian Armed Forces another outlet to Transnistria, where they celebrate facts of oppression of the Russian-speaking population”.
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry condemns attempts to draw the Transnistrian region of Moldova into the war unleashed by Russia against Ukraine. According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Russian troops, which are located on the territory of the Transnistrian region of Moldova, are on full combat readiness.