But it still has 300 troops in a base in Gudauta, in breakaway Abkhazia, and 1,250 troops in Moldova's separatist Transdniestria
169) Most of the alleged human rights violations stemmed from acts of authorities of the Moldavian Republic of Transdniestria
(MRT), a self-proclaimed government that is not recognized by the international community.
Moldova found that Russia exercised "effective overall control" over the Moldovan Republic of Transdniestria
(MRT), a part of Moldova.
Russia has supported the breakaway regions of Transdniestria
(in Moldova) and Abkhazia (in Georgia) with armed force (including carrying out air strikes in Georgia).
These included: an incursion into southern Ukraine to establish a land corridor to Crimea; pushing beyond Crimea to Ukraine's Black Sea port of Odessa; or even threatening to connect to Transdniestria
, the mainly Russian-speaking, separatist region of Moldova that lies to the west of Ukraine.
A Kremlin statement quoted Putin as calling for a comprehensive solution that would end what he called a "blockade" ofMoldova's breakaway region of Transdniestria
BRUSSELS, Jumada I 22, 1435, Mar 23, 2014, SPA -- NATO's top military commander said on Sunday that Russia had a large force on Ukraine's eastern border and said he was worried it could pose a threat to Moldova's separatist Transdniestria
region, Reuters reported.
The Kremlin props up Transdniestria
, a well-armed separatist statelet within its borders.
Soon after, war broke out between Armenia and Azerbaijan, and this was followed by fighting in Transdniestria
Currently, 476 servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine participate in 11 peacekeeping missions and other operations around the world (including Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, and Transdniestria
region), according to the official Web site of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
How dim its prospects are is summarized in the CIA Handbook: "Likely to have a modest recovery in 2010, but remains vulnerable to political uncertainty, weak administrative capacity, vested bureaucratic interests, higher fuel prices, poor agricultural weather, and the skepticism of foreign investors as well as the presence of an illegal separatist regime in Moldova s Transdniestria
Then the Kremlin created the pro-Moscow separatist movements in Transdniestria
of Moldova as well as South Osetia and Abkhazia of Georgia, which are still used by Russia today.