One clear example occurred in Moldova, where largely ethnic Russian separatist forces attempting to gain autonomy in the border region of Transdniestria
clashed with Moldovan forces.
(2004), about Russia's role in the breakaway region of Transdniestria
, that caused frictions with Moscow.
The argument of the Moldovan Church--subordinated to the Moscow Patriarchy--is that its aim and mission is to keep the sense of common belonging of the Orthodox of the separatist regions of Moldova Transdniestria
That might be in Transdniestria
, a slice of Moldova that has hosted Russian troops since the early 1990s.
The opinion poll was carried out from October 26 to November 13, when more than 1,000 people in 84 settlements of the country, excluding Moldova's breakaway Transdniestria
, were interviewed.
that we are somehow interested in the creation of a "Second Transdniestria
", some sort of buffer zone," he said, referring to a breakaway province in Moldova that has been autonomous since a 1992 war.
It is as much a consequence of Nato's intransigence as it is of Putin's ambitions but either way could create an Armageddon scenario that could spread to other parts of Europe, in particular Moldova where he has been increasing Russian forces in Transdniestria
and in Georgia.
In response to Russia's annexation of Crimea and potential for intervening elsewhere in Ukraine as well as in Transdniestria
(a Russian-backed region that claims to have seceded from Moldova), the United States can do several things.
Following Moscow's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula in March, NATO has cited Moldova's disputed Transdniestria
region as a possible next target.
And no arguments that in the Caucasus, unlike Moldova, where he was the President's representative of Transdniestria
, he will focus on
He also hinted at wider territorial ambitions, saying the people of Transdniestria
, a pro-Russian separatist enclave in another ex-Soviet Republic, Moldova, should also be permitted to "determine their own destiny".