Zelenskyy announced Ukraine's readiness to help Moldova with Transnistria

21 February, 04:16 AM
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Photo:Office of the President)

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Photo:Office of the President)

If Russia uses Transnistria to open another front in the war, Ukraine would offer to aid Moldova, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in an interview with German newspaper Die Welt on Feb. 20.

He recalled that the Ukrainian special services have intelligence about Russia’s plans to overthrow the leadership of Moldova. This information was passed on to Moldovan President Maia Sandu.

“The Russians have planned all this for a long time,” Zelenskyy said.

“However, Moldova and Russia don’t have a common border. How are they supposed to carry out their plan? Where should they send troops and equipment from? The Russians need airports for this. However, there is only one airport in Moldova – in the capital, Chisinau. So, they must use this airport and all the resources in Transnistria.”

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He noted that Sandu never asked for his help, but thanked for the information.

“Ukraine will always be ready to help Moldova,” Zelenskyy added.

On Feb. 18, the new Prime Minister of Moldova, Dorin Recean, said that he was in favor of the demilitarization of Transnistria and the expulsion of Russian troops from the region. The Kremlin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov called Recean’s statement “anti-Russian hysteria.”

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