Zhdanov doubted that the enemy would be able to realize them.
The Russian military in Transnistria are waiting for reinforcements from the sea, otherwise they will only be able to shake the situation in Moldova with terrorist attacks or “demonstration actions.”
This opinion was expressed by military expert Oleg Zhdanov, writes the site “Today“.
He clarified that at its widest point, the territory of Pridnestrovie is 34 km. Armed forces of Ukraine in terms of firing range can cover the entire territory of Transnistria:
“Therefore, without reinforcements, the enemy will not be able to break through or inflict military harm on us. From a political point of view, if I were the Russian General Staff, I would capture Moldova,” the expert said.
According to Zhdanov’s forecast, in the event of a breakthrough of Russian reinforcements into the region, the logical scenario would be the political capture of Moldova, forcing it to capitulate and an agreement with the Russian Federation. The aggressor can then claim the right of servitude.
“There is such a definition in international law: when a country is in an enclave, neighboring states must provide a corridor for communication with this country. This is akin to the situation in Azerbaijan or with the territory of Karabakh, with Armenia. They have bilateral corridors. Most likely, this is exactly the variant of the Russian Federation plans to crank out in Ukraine,” the expert said.
He added that the aggressor would not be able to realize his plans as long as the Armed Forces of Ukraine retained control over Zmeiny Island. As you know, Russian equipment and personnel are regularly destroyed there thanks to the pinpoint work of Ukrainian defenders.
Aggravation in Transnistria: what is known
As UNIAN reported, on April 25 and 26, explosions took place in the building of the “Ministry of State Security of the PMR” in Tiraspol, in a military unit in the village of Parkany, and the tower of the radio and television center “Mayak” was also blown up.
The Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine called these incidents a provocation organized by the Russian special services. Ukrainian intelligence also reported that Russian troops intend to launch a missile attack on Transnistria and are preparing provocations in this region for the May holidays.
Earlier, the Russian Federation stated that during the second stage of the so-called “special operation” in Ukraine, the Russian army plans to establish full control over the Donbass, which will allow the creation of a land corridor to Crimea, and control over the south of Ukraine, which will provide the “Russian Armed Forces with another exit to Transnistria , where there are facts of oppression of the Russian-speaking population”.
According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Russian troops stationed on the territory of the Transnistrian region of Moldova are on full combat readiness. Families of officers of the operational group of the Russian Federation in Transnistria are preparing to evacuate.
According to NSDC Secretary Alexei Danilov, Moldova may become one of the two countries that Russia plans to capture in the future. And the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine assumes that Russia is capable of using Transnistria according to the Belarusian scenario.