Kremlin considering deployment of troops in Odesa region to set up "corridor" to Transnistria – MP

16:29, 09 August 2017
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Certain reports are coming up in Russia elaborating on plans for an offensive military operation in the southern part of Ukraine’s Odesa region, including landing of Russian troops tasked with making a base for organizing a so-called “corridor” to the unrecognized and traditionally pro-Russian Transnistria, that’s according to a Ukrainian MP, member of the Rada National Security and Defense Committee Iryna Friz.

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The deputy wrote on Facebook that such developments in the south-western direction require from Ukrainian authorities decisive political and diplomatic moves.

Besides, the MP notes continuous “worrisome signals” coming from the self-proclaimed unrecognized “Transnistrian Moldovan Republic,” which point at actual steps on withdrawing from the peace agreement and their alternate perception of international treaties on Transnistrian settlement.

Read alsoTurchynov, Balan discuss Russia's hybrid aggression against Ukraine, MoldovaAlso, the so-called Prime Minister of the TMR, Alexander Martynov, announced Tiraspol's intentions to legitimize judicial executive officers of the Russian Federation in the territory of the unrecognized Transnistria.

"In this regard, I am submitting to the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Oleksandr Turchynov, an appeal with proposals to minimize threats of Russian subversive activities against Ukraine from the territory of the TMR, as well as on Tiraspol’s return to fulfillment of obligations under the peace agreement," the deputy wrote.

Read alsoUkrainian analysts to share proof of Russia's aiding Taliban – Rada memberAs MP Friz stated earlier, Russia had been implementing a “Transnistrian scenario” in eastern Ukraine.

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