Ukraine’s Intelligence explains why Russia is creating tension in Moldova
Russia is stirring up tensions around Moldova and unrecognized Transnistria, pursuing two goals
This was stated by the representative of Ukraine's Defense Intelligence Andriy Cherniak in a commentary to RBC-Ukraine.
"In our opinion, by creating tension in Moldova, Russia is pursuing two goals. The first is an attempt to distract the European public from the events taking place in Ukraine. They see that all the attention is focused on Ukraine, including in terms of assistance. Therefore, they are trying to ignite a new fire in Europe," explained Cherniak.
Secondly, according to him, it is aimed at the domestic consumer in Russia.
"After all, they have not achieved any results in their so-called special military operation. Therefore, they need to demonstrate any "victories" for their population. Now they are trying to make some kind of revolution to create the illusion that "the world is with them" and "the people of Moldova are with us," Cherniak said.
On February 23, the Russian Ministry of Defense for the second time in a day issued a report that Ukraine was allegedly preparing to invade Transnistria.