Ukraine’s South Operational Command assesses likelihood of Russian landing in Transnistria
Landing of Russian troops in occupied Transnistria is impossible, as they would need to cross the airspace of NATO countries
Natalia Humeniuk, head of the joint coordination center of Ukraine’s South Defense Forces, made the statement on the United News national telethon on February 27.
"A landing in Transnistria is impossible a priori, because it requires crossing the airspace of either NATO countries or Ukraine itself. Who will allow them to do that?" she said.
"Our response will be absolutely powerful. Our forces concentrated along the border are adequate to the threat that is hypothetically possible if they make a desperate break," Humeniuk added.
On February 23, the Russian Defense Ministry accused Ukraine of preparing an armed provocation in Transnistria, while the Moldovan authorities denied it.