Recently, after a series of explosions were reported in the Transnistria region, it is at risk of being dragged into the ‘Russia-Ukraine War’.
It should be noted that Transnistria, located between Moldova in the west and Ukraine in the east, is a small region separated from ‘Moldova’, a country in Eastern Europe.
Often described as “the remnants of the Soviet Union”, ‘Transnistria’ declared its independence like ‘Moldova’ soon after the breakup of the Soviet Union.
Transnistria was not even recognized as an independent country by Russia, and its economy depends on Russia for subsidies and free gas.
Most ‘Transnistrians’ hold dual citizenship of Russia and Transnistria, or ‘triple citizenship’ of Moldova, Transnistria and Russia.
Source – The Hindu