Ukraine will not send troops to Transnistria without Moldova's request – Zelenskyy

1 June, 11:07 PM
Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Photo:REUTERS/Remo Casilli)

Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Photo:REUTERS/Remo Casilli)

Ukraine cannot initiate any military action in Transnistria unless requested by the Moldovan government, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said at the European Political Community summit in Chisinau on June 1.

“Ukraine can only react and assist Moldova if there's a request from the top level of military-political leadership, official leadership of Moldova,” the president said.

“Ukraine will definitely react in such a case.”

Zelensky added that no such request had been made. He further emphasized Ukraine does not have territorial claims in Transnistria.

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"They should reunite with their state, with their history – with Moldova," he concluded.

Zelenskyy had previously indicated that Moscow might be contemplating a coup in Moldova, capturing the airport in Chisinau, and deploying its troops through it. Moldova's Prime Minister Dorin Recean later confirmed these assertions.

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