The President of Moldova, Maia Sandu, said publicly just moments ago she is ready to grant permission to Ukraine to send troops into Moldova to grab the gigantic weapons storage depot in Transnistria which is under Russian protection.
"If it is necessary for the Ukrainian army, we are ready to give the right to enter our territory in order to deal with warehouses, weapons and personnel. This is a gesture of solidarity," she said.
The map below shows Moldova:
This localized graphic shows the Transnistria section of Moldova:
Transnistria, officially the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (PMR), is an unrecognized breakaway state that is internationally recognized as a part of Moldova.
Transnistria controls most of the narrow strip of land between the Dniester river and the Moldovan–Ukrainian border, as well as some land on the other side of the river's bank. Its capital and largest city is Tiraspol.
Transnistria has been recognized only by three other unrecognized or partially recognized breakaway states: Abkhazia, Artsakh and South Ossetia.
Transnistria is officially designated by the Republic of Moldova as the Administrative-Territorial Units of the Left Bank of the Dniester.
In March 2022, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted a resolution that defines the territory as under military occupation by Russia.
The region's origins can be traced to the Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, which was formed in 1924 within the Ukrainian SSR.
During World War II, the Soviet Union took parts of the Moldavian ASSR, which was dissolved, and of the Kingdom of Romania's Bessarabia to form the Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1940.
The present history of the region dates to 1990, during the dissolution of the Soviet Union, when the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic was established in hopes that it would remain within the Soviet Union should Moldova seek unification with Romania or independence, the latter occurring in August 1991. Shortly afterwards, a military conflict between the two parties started in March 1992 and concluded with a ceasefire in July that year.
As part of the ceasefire agreement, a three-party (Russia, Moldova, Transnistria) Joint Control Commission supervises the security arrangements in the demilitarized zone, comprising 20 localities on both sides of the river.
For the President of Moldova to openly announce she will grant permission to Ukraine to use Moldova territory to attack Transnistria, is a blatant violation of the Ceasefire Agreement and of the three-party Joint Control Commission. This violation could simply mean the ceasefire is now over, which would not bode well for Moldova.
Moreover, Moldova's military NEUTRALITY is enshrined in its Constitution! How the President can do something like this is utterly unimaginable!
Of course, one need not look too far to figure out who is influencing this woman; she is pictured below at a World Economic Forum gathering with non other than Klaus Schwab:
Although the ceasefire has held, the territory's political status remains unresolved: Transnistria is an unrecognized but de facto independent presidential republic with its own government, parliament, military, police, postal system, currency, and vehicle registration.
Its authorities have adopted a constitution, flag, national anthem, and coat of arms.
After a 2005 agreement between Moldova and Ukraine, all Transnistrian companies that seek to export goods through the Ukrainian border must be registered with the Moldovan authorities. This agreement was implemented after the European Union Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM) took force in 2005.
In addition to the unrecognized Transnistrian citizenship, most Transnistrians have Moldovan citizenship, but many also have Russian, Romanian, or Ukrainian citizenship. The main ethnic groups are Russians, Moldovans/Romanians, and Ukrainians.
Transnistria, along with Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and Artsakh, is a post-Soviet "frozen conflict" zone. These four partially recognized or unrecognized states maintain friendly relations with each other and form the Community for Democracy and Rights of Nations.
ROMANIAN TROOPS ENTERED MOLDOVA LAST YEAR
There are already thousands of Romanian troops (i.e. NATO) inside Moldova, since August last year.
With today's announcement by the Moldovan President, Ukrainian troops will now be able to also enter Moldova, to begin planning to forcibly take the gigantic weapons depot in Transnistria. There are enough weapons stored there, to supply the entire Ukrainian Army for slightly more than a YEAR!
If Ukrainian troops in Moldova, move against Transnistria, then they might get bombed by Russia, which has to protect Russian citizens in Transnistria and protect that weapons storage depot.
If Romanian troops are along side those Ukrainian troops, and get bombed by Russia (accidentally or otherwise) NATO might use that as an "attack upon NATO" and an excuse to enter the Russia-Ukraine war.
POLAND SENDS WEAPONS, AMMUNITION TO MOLDOVA
Last night Polish Air Force transport aircraft landed in Moldova to deliver weapons and ammunition. Here are photos:
It is said that MOST of this gear is for Moldovan POLICE. Which means the President of Moldova KNOWS that the Russians in her country, and in Transnistria, are likely to RIOT over her decision, and they're gearing up to shoot them all.
Weapons Storage Depot at Cobasna, Transnistria
It is now clear that Ukraine is desperate to get its hands on the weapons storage depot at Cobasna, Transnistria. Here's an overhead of that GIGANTIC weapons storage depot:
Here is a scalable GOOGLE Map:
And here is a small sampling of photos from INSIDE that storage depot:
It is a wellspring of all types of ammunition that Ukraine now DESPERATELY needs.
I suspect Ukraine will go "hot" on Transnistria very quickly, and I also expect to see Russia take the gloves off and utterly smash both the Ukraine troops, and anyone from Moldova - including Romanian (NATO) Troops, that try to grab that arms depot.
Things over there are getting exponentially worse, very, very fast.
UPDATE 6:54 PM EDT --
Romania has made a statement that they won't participate in the war if Russia INVADES Moldova.
UPDATE 7:29 PM EDT --
Poland is transporting very much MORE ammunition to Moldova. Delivered now by six (6) transport aircraft (two C-130E Hercules and four CASA C-295M aircraft).
Seems like a second front is ready to open. How do Moldovan people allow themselves to be sucked into a conflict like this?