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 (nē′stər, dnyĕ′-) or Dni·stro (nē′strō, dnyē′-)
A river rising in western Ukraine and flowing about 1,365 km (850 mi) generally southeast through eastern Moldova then back into Ukraine where it empties into the Black Sea near Odessa. It formed the Soviet-Romanian border from 1918 to 1940.
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(Placename) a river in E Europe, rising in Ukraine, in the Carpathian Mountains and flowing generally southeast to the Black Sea. Length: 1411 km (877 miles). Russian name: Dnestr Romanian name: Nistru
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or Dnes•tr

(ˈni stər; Russ. dnyɛstr)

a river rising in SW Ukraine, flowing SE from the Carpathian Mountains through Ukraine and Moldavia to the Black Sea. ab. 875 mi. (1410 km) long.
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When it was over, close to a thousand people had been killed, and the land east of Moldova's Dniester river had seceded to form a self-declared new state that remains unrecognised by the international community.Trans-Dniester takes its 'independence' from Moldova seriously.
Bessarabia was proclaimed as was the Independent Republic of Moldavia which, by the decision of the Country Council -- the institution that functioned as Parliament elected by the population between Prut and Dniester -- united with Romania on March 27 1918.
The withdrawal of Russian peacekeepers from the Transnistria region will occur only when the 1992 agreement between the breakaway region and Moldova is fully implemented, and the "two banks of Dniester" reach full reconciliation, Dodon stressed.
The largest in Europe, Dniester PSPP (Pumped Storage Power Plant), situated in the foothills of the Carpathians on the right bank of the Dniester River, 8 km NE of Sokyriany in Chernivtsi region (48[degrees]30'49"N, 27[degrees]28'24"E), is not an exception.
TASS quoted the statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying, Ryabkov "drew the ambassador's attention to the provocative initiative put forward by Chisinau, which requests that the possibility of a complete withdrawal of foreign military forces from Moldova's territory be included in the agenda of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly." "Russia stressed that Moscow considered this step, which ignores the real reasons for the Russian limited contingent of troops' presence in the Dniester River area, as another link in a chain of hostile actions that those politicians in Chisinau, who do not want bilateral relations to improve, have been taking recently," the statement added.
[ETH]centshe northwestern sector of the Black Sea is economically important: its waters are crisscrossed by dense maritime shipping lanes, and it features several important Black Sea portsaOdesa (Ukraine), Constanza (Romania), Varna and Burgas (Bulgaria)aas well as the mouths of key water arteries (the Danube, Dnieper, Dniester and the Southern Bug) and a number of relatively large bays, writes the Jamestown.org.A
take it and throw it in the Dniester.' And that is what I did: I wrapped it in a rag and when the train crossed the bridge in Tighina, heading toward Parcani, I tossed it out of the open window of the carriage into the waters of the Dniester, obeying my mother's command.
Geochemical conditions of the Dniester River Valley are characterized by high Se bioavailability to plants with no anthropogenic Se loading [51, 52].
Ukraine, writes the author, "sits like a keystone between the European Union, Russia, and volatile hotspots around the Black Sea:" the conflicts in the South Caucasus and Moldova; the peace-building process on the Dniester; and Russian efforts to transit Ukraine to provide energy to European markets.
The main goal of the research was to assess vulnerability of Dniester river basin to climate change on the local level through addressing two specific tasks: (1) to develop and practically realize a methodology for assessing the climate change vulnerability at the level of second-tier administrative-territorial units (ATUs) of Moldova and (2) to build spatial models of the vulnerability of the Moldavian part of the Dniester river basin.