Voltaire Network

Facing Romania, Transnistria is willing to host the Russian anti-missile system

+

President Igor Smirnoff of the unrecognized province of Transnistria (also known as Transdniestria), currently on an official visit to Moscow, expressed concern over the announced deployment of the US interceptor missile system in Romania.

Transnistria, a strip of land along the Dniester River between the eastern Moldovan border to Ukraine with a Russian-speaking majority, has considered itself as an independent state ever since the dissolution of the USSR. Nevertheless, having been made part of the same republic as Moldava during the Soviet period, Transnistria is regarded as a secessionist region by the international community.

In 1992, Moldavan and Romanian troops overseen by NATO advisers vainly attempted to destroy the country. Ever since, at Transnistria’s request, Russian forces have maintained a peace-keeping mission.

President Smirnoff went even further and offered to host elements of the Russian anti-missile system in case of deployment, as contemplated by Russia.

Voltaire Network

Voltaire, international edition

Article licensed under Creative Commons

The articles on Voltaire Network may be freely reproduced provided the source is cited, their integrity is respected and they are not used for commercial purposes (license CC BY-NC-ND).

Support Voltaire Network

You visit this website to seek quality analysis that enables you to forge your own understanding of today’s world. In order to continue our work, we need you to support our efforts.
Help us by making a contribution.

How to participate in Voltaire Network?

The members of our team are all volunteers.
- Professional-level mother-tongue translators: you can help us by translating our articles.

The Turkish invasion of Rojava
All that is hidden from you about the Turkish operation "Source of Peace" (3/3)
The Turkish invasion of Rojava
by Thierry Meyssan
Kurdistan, imagined by French colonialism
All that is hidden from you about the Turkish Operation "Source of Peace" (2/3)
Kurdistan, imagined by French colonialism
by Thierry Meyssan
The genealogy of the Kurdish question
All that is Hidden from you About Turkish operation "Source of Peace" (1/3)
The genealogy of the Kurdish question
by Thierry Meyssan, Voltaire Network
 
The Hmeimim Agreement
The Hmeimim Agreement
Voltaire Network
 
French soldiers trapped in Syria
French soldiers trapped in Syria
Voltaire Network