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Russian peacekeepers again want to "demobilize" from Transnistria

20 years this year has been fulfilled since the start of the peacekeeping mission in the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic. In the 1992 year, after an almost three-year armed conflict, in which Moldavian and Transnistrian troops took part, Russia's intervention made it possible to stop the ongoing massacre between the once fraternal peoples. The conflict began to flare up due to the fact that a bill was published in the Moldovan capital, according to which Moldavia, which considered the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic as its territory, decided to leave one state language in the country - Moldavian. At the same time, those parents who decide to teach their children to speak, for example, in Ukrainian or Russian, according to this draft law, could face severe punishment, even deprivation of parental rights. This decision of the new authorities caused a storm of indignation among the population of Transnistria, since most of the people living on these lands were ethnic Russians and Ukrainians.

Russian peacekeepers again want to "demobilize" from Transnistria

Since then, relations between Chisinau and Tiraspol remain strained, to put it mildly, and at every opportunity one of the parties declares provocations by the enemy. The peacekeeping contingent, which today includes 495 Transnistrian, Russian 402, Ukrainian 10 and Moldovan 355 military, acts as a kind of buffer between the Moldovan and Transdniestrian territories.

After the incident at one of the roadblocks, which led to the murder of a Moldovan citizen by a Russian peacekeeper, a real wave of protest rose in Chisinau. Moldovans began to demand the withdrawal of Russian soldiers from the border between Moldova and Transdnistrian territory. However, the case of the murder of a Moldovan was seriously investigated, and with the participation of the Moldovan side itself. Only here it is surprising that in Moldova, not all the media have decided to reveal the truth to their citizens. But the findings of the multilateral commission were very interesting. It turned out that on January 1, after a stormy New Year's night, one of the local residents decided to entertain themselves in a peculiar way and ram the checkpoint on which the Russian "blue helmets" were. A drunk driver (alcohol in impressive quantities was found in his blood) first drove onto a bridge across the Dniester and broke a wooden barrier. After that, he called gas, and disappeared from the scene, despite the attempts of the peacekeepers to stop him (the attempts at that time were oral). However, this was not enough for him, and after a while he decided to repeat the “feat”. This time, the sentry gave the driver a sign to stop moving and stop, and made several shots in the air, as the Moldovan citizen did not react to any signs. But the shots in the air on the "hero" did not work. He continued to put pressure on the gas, after which the soldier fired a shot, wounding the young man. The wounded Vadim Pisary, with the help of Russian troops, was taken to hospital, where he died a few hours later. After conducting a thorough inspection of the scene of the incident, it turned out that a VAZ Pisarem car was hijacked shortly before the incident on the river bridge separating the conflicting parties.

The fact of repeated firing into the air (although the instruction for the sentry was enough once) was confirmed by the examination, during which all the cartridges were assembled and studied at the scene of the incident. However, the Moldovan side cared little about the fact that Vadim Pisari himself arranged a blatant provocation and clearly did not realize the possible consequences of his antics, since he was in a state of strong alcoholic intoxication.

Surprisingly, the Russian peacekeepers and high-ranking Moldovan officials, who certainly need to know the real situation on that ill-fated day, continue to blame all mortal sins.

However, in this regard, it is worth paying attention to another episode that occurred already on the Moldovan-Romanian border in less than 2 weeks after the incident at the Russian roadblock. At one of the border crossings, Romanian border guards carried out searches of those who were traveling from Moldova to Romania. 23-year-old Moldovan citizen Cyril Motpan decided to drive through the cordon without stopping (without the required inspection). The Romanian border guards, not expecting this from the next “traveler”, tried to block his path, but Motspan turned his car around and wanted to hide in Moldovan territory. At this point, the Romanians opened fire on the car and injured a Moldovan citizen.

It would seem that two almost identical cases - there is an attempt of unauthorized entry into the adjacent territory. Only in the first case, Chisinau, for some reason, decided to make a big talker with threats against Russian peacekeepers and calls for them to leave Moldovan territory, but in another case everything went much quieter and calmer and Romanian border guards didn’t blame anyone for unjustified cruelty.

It turns out that the same incident at the post of Russian peacekeepers is only a reason for certain forces to start another conversation that Moldova will establish order in Transnistria with its own hands. Georgia has already tried to establish orders with its own hands ...

In this connection, the role of the peacekeeping contingents for ensuring stability in the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic was recently held in Odessa. At the meeting, the Transnistrian Minister of National Security Vladislav Finagin clearly identified the problem. He is confident that the Moldovan authorities are simply clinging to that January incident, to get a strategically important border crossing under their control. However, according to the same Finagin, Transnistrians are categorically against the departure of the Russian peacekeepers. According to his statements: it is not a secret to anyone that it is the Russian peacekeeping contingent that today is the guarantor of stability in the region, and should he leave Transnistria, how can another war start here.

By the way, for those individuals who are confident that the Russian "blue helmets" in Transnistria have nothing to do, it is worth recalling that almost 168 thousands of Russians live in Transnistria today, of which most have Russian passports. At the same time, it is necessary to clarify that the entire population of Transnistria is slightly over half a million people. In addition, more than a hundred and fifty thousand Ukrainians live in the PMR today, and the majority live with Ukrainian passports. It turns out that the citizens of Moldova are a minority. Then the position of the Moldovan authorities, who are trying again and again to talk about the fact that Transnistria is an integral part of Moldova, is completely incomprehensible.
One should not forget that since the beginning of the conflict between Tiraspol and Chisinau in Transnistria, 6 plebiscites have already passed, during which the attitude of the inhabitants of the Republic towards independence was clarified. In 1991, independence was in favor, not a lot is not enough, 97,7% of those who voted. By the way, representatives of the US Department of State were present as observers at the referendum (after all, for many this is an indicator of the “success” of elections or a referendum) ... In 2006, the PMR held a referendum on whether residents want republics to support the course of further accession of the PMR to the Russian Federation. About 78,5% of voters took part in the plebiscite, 97,1% of whom voted in favor of joining Russia. It turns out that not only Russians, but also at least 44% of the population of Transnistria with the right to vote, wished for the unification.

Such a referendum was not recognized as legitimate neither by Ukraine, nor by Moldova, nor by the USA, nor the EU. Still would! Neither the United States nor the EU, by definition, can not afford to have Russia rooted in a new territory. Moldova is clearly not enthusiastic about the final farewell to the TMR. And Ukraine can be understood, because the results clearly hurt Kiev, as they say, for living. After all, a large percentage of Ukrainians living in Transnistrian Moldavia voted for joining Russia, which follows from the results of that referendum. According to the custom of recent times, the words that the results of the referendum were falsified by the Russian special services rained down, people were subjected to Russian propaganda before the plebiscite and all in the same spirit. In general, the classic techniques from the orange store ... Now how? If propaganda, then exclusively Russian (or Surkov), and if European or American, so exclusively the struggle for democracy and human rights ...
Today, representatives of the opposition in Ukraine decided to take advantage of the meeting in Odessa of the parties on issues of Transnistria in general and the presence of the Russian peacekeeping contingent there in particular. Activists under different political banners declare that if Transdniestria, if it should join anyone, it should be exclusively to Ukraine. Their argument is this: Transnistrians simply do not understand that from Tiraspol to Russia there are more than 1000 km and this thousand is completely Ukrainian ... The obvious hint is that if the TMR suddenly becomes a new Russian region, then Ukrainian politicians will do everything to have honey in Transnistria It did not seem ... True, this is not a state position. At least, official Kiev is silent, as, indeed, official Moscow. But here, let's say, official Moscow gives signs ...

It is worth recalling that more than 2 months Dmitry Rogozin is in the position of the representative of the President of Russia on Transnistria. His appointment is clearly related to the fact that in the same 2006 year, when the referendum was held in the Transdniestrian Moldavian Republic, the faction from the Rodina party, which was led by Rogozin at that time, at one of the plenary sessions in the Duma took the initiative to appeal independence of PMR. It turns out that the Russian authorities, by the appointment of Rogozin, made a rather unambiguous hint that if they didn’t listen to Motherland, then Rogozin’s proposal six years ago could well be implemented now, if the Moldovan authorities continue to try to get rid of peacekeeping contingent from Russia.

In general, the question of the status of Transnistria remains open, but the situation in recent years is clearly tense. In this regard, it is necessary to try not to allow new provocations, often organized with the help of the Moldovan authorities towards the Russian peacekeepers.

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  1. aspirin02
    aspirin02 31 May 2012 08: 01
    Take and annex to Russia or Ukraine ..... but ours have already said that Transnistria doesn’t need Ukraine at all .... And although there really are a lot of Ukrainians and Russians ... By the way, I almost got into 90 .. .
    1. YARY
      YARY 31 May 2012 08: 10
      This is RUSSIAN LAND !!! angry angry angry
      1. black_eagle
        black_eagle 31 May 2012 08: 36
        Well, seriously, it’s neither Russian nor Ukrainian nor Moldavian land, this is Transnistria, I work with them, I’ll tell you a kind of people, proud that Kapets, doesn’t take jokes about their state in principle, I just jokingly said that they say what you’re not you celebrate Moldova’s Independence Day because in the world almost no one recognized you as independent, I wasn’t kidding me a little persona)))), after that I’m not joking, I realized that they have a sore point, they want to cooperate with everyone, they’re like and any normal person, a citizen wants to be proud of his country, wants their country to be respected, and who should support them in the first place, if not Russia and Ukraine?
        1. aspirin02
          aspirin02 31 May 2012 08: 44
          Well written .. especially
          Quote: black_eagle
          and who should support them in the first place if not Russia and Ukraine?
        2. Ataturk
          Ataturk 31 May 2012 09: 27
          I will say this.

          To be honest, I do not know the history of Moldova. If Transnistria, throughout its history, has been a part of Moldova, then I feel sorry for those people about whom you are talking dear black_eagle.

          For me they are traitors. I am opposed to giving someone independence. Everyone should live the way they lived for centuries.

          If they were a separate country, then this is a different topic. But there are white spots there. Swearing so it is necessary to swear so that for example the place remains.

          In a word, before supporting or criticizing me, think guys, imagine the whole story, for example, VLADIVOSTOK, was part of Russia, and suddenly urine hit them in Bosco decided to live in Japan and join, or separate from Russia and do trade with China and Japan and so live.

          These are traitors. I do not respect such.

          Best regards
          1. borisst64
            borisst64 31 May 2012 11: 25
            The problem is that there was a REAL war, not for life, but for death. And tell me, dear, whom did these people betray, Moldova or what? And according to your logic, Azeibardzhan was a part of the USSR, and how is yours:
            "I am against giving someone independence. Everyone should live as they have lived for centuries."
            I am opposed to people being driven with a stick (expelled) into the state against their will.
          2. Flooding
            Flooding 31 May 2012 13: 56
            Moldova historically extended from the right bank of the Dniester to the west. That is, from the historical arguments for the inclusion of the left bank (Transnistria) in Moldova, only those that remained from the Soviet heritage.
          3. black_eagle
            black_eagle 31 May 2012 15: 55
            So we all go out! The USSR traitors collapsed! Stop! The Russian Empire was destroyed, traitors! No, before! Kievan Rus was destroyed, the Golden Horde was destroyed! All traitors !!! Each people has the right to self-determination, another question is whether there will be any sense in such self-determination, whether they will be able to pull a bunch of problems of a different nature, economic, financial, etc.
            1. Mut Anthony
              Mut Anthony 1 June 2012 13: 59
              black_eagle: USSR traitors collapsed!
              YES! The USSR traitors collapsed! All this c ... ny bunch, led by Gorbachev,
              which destroyed the Soviet Union, all these are traitors!
              A magnificent country was destroyed, in which everything had to be fixed a couple of small problems! they are all traitors!
              I can’t say anything about the Russian Empire and Kievan Rus, I didn’t experience these events personally, and we simply won the Golden Horde in the war (albeit a very long one). This is foreign policy
          4. Curculum
            Curculum 31 May 2012 17: 27
            Ataturk, dear, so that there are no absurdities and since you do not know the history of those parts, I recommend reading at least here: % B4% D0% BD% D0% B5% D1% 81% D1% 82% D1
        3. Alexander Petrovich
          Alexander Petrovich 31 May 2012 19: 21
          . Moldavians began to demand the withdrawal of Russian soldiers from the border between Moldova and Transdniestria. - But this is not true, the vast majority are not Moldovans, but Romanians, that is, those who consider themselves Romanians. And so, to me personally, as a citizen does not care. If only the Russian base stood on, it’s calmer at heart.
      2. pribolt
        pribolt 31 May 2012 09: 12
        Of course, there are many Russians and Ukrainians in Transnistria, but whether Russia needs new problems with Ukraine and Moldova is better to recognize the PMR as independent. In general, they themselves must decide.
        1. 755962
          755962 31 May 2012 12: 49
          Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin believes that the issue of the status of Transnistria cannot be resolved at present.

          “The issue of the status and forms of interaction between Chisinau and Tiraspol that should be found is not a question of today,” Rogozin said at a meeting with Russian military operations forces in Transnistria and Russian peacekeepers on Tuesday, Interfax reports.

          At the same time, he emphasized that "while the political forces in Moldova do not have political clarity."
      3. vadimus
        vadimus 31 May 2012 15: 21
        The Prorumians of the hawalians began to maw excessively ... They wouldn’t break their insatiable mouths ...
  2. Yarbay
    Yarbay 31 May 2012 08: 10
    Dear author !!
    You wrote the headline - ** Russian peacekeepers again want to “demobilize” from Transnistria **
    Please show in the text some facts about this !!
    And generally about what the heading ??
    Where are at least hints of officials of some country?
    1. Volodin
      31 May 2012 13: 31
      Alibek, I didn't think that you need to explain something separately ... After all, here is about the meeting in Odessa regarding the situation with the peacekeepers and about the position of the Moldovan authorities ... This is not hints, but the open demands of Chisinau ... That's all just as if about the movie "The Blonde Around the Corner" you said: what other corner? .. Sorry ...
      1. Yarbay
        Yarbay 31 May 2012 15: 19
        Dear Alexey!
        Your statement that * AGAIN * surprised me!
        If it concerns the Moldovan authorities, they did not stop the withdrawal requirements!
        And as for Odessa, I think these are not very serious people and have nothing to do with any official structure!
        with respect!
  3. CC-18a
    CC-18a 31 May 2012 08: 15
    To inform Moldovans that another trick and Transnistria will become an independent state and, if necessary, will have our military base with t-90A tanks and the S-300 system as a guarantor of the independence of Transnistria + iskandera just in case (in case of the Amer missile defense).
  4. Alexander Romanov
    Alexander Romanov 31 May 2012 08: 18
    But what about the right of the people to self-determination? Or only with the permission of the usa. Moldova will finish the game, how many minutes will it take to take Chisinau?
    1. aspirin02
      aspirin02 31 May 2012 08: 29
      Well ... taking into account the general mobilization of the population and the absence of courage (the Russian spirit) + There is technology ....... a country can be annexed somewhere like this through the day 4-5 + - .... it just depends on the offensive side. .
      1. Vanek
        Vanek 31 May 2012 08: 34
        Quote: aspirin02
        taking into account the general mobilization of the population and the absence of courage (Russian spirit)

        How to understand?
        1. aspirin02
          aspirin02 31 May 2012 08: 42
          Moldavians are not warriors .... General mobilization is when, in addition to reserve soldiers, the population mobilizes from 15 to 65, it seems .... but there are some nuances .....
          1. Alexander Romanov
            Alexander Romanov 31 May 2012 08: 51
            Aspirin, 4-5 hours! Further, the Moldavians will borrow their usual work, the plastering of the affected walls.
            1. aspirin02
              aspirin02 31 May 2012 08: 57
              Well ..... there is such a thing ... and then they do not always work well =)
            2. Flooding
              Flooding 31 May 2012 14: 22
              "Then the Moldovans will do their usual thing - plaster the damaged walls"
              Moldavians have always been a hardworking people. And they can fly, and the wine will do what you can only try to be lucky ...
              But the point is not what Moldovans can do, but that you do not see beyond your own nose.
              To conquer a small country is the dream of every hero, it is of course. But we should not talk about military operations now. And about ways to resolve the conflict that claimed the lives of hundreds of people.
              1. Eugene
                Eugene 31 May 2012 14: 33
                Your wine is good, to be sure, once a couple of years ago they brought me a couple of bottles of vermouth "Bouquet of Moldavia" - since then I do not drink Martini) I am trying to buy "Bouquet of Moldova".
      2. Alexander Petrovich
        Alexander Petrovich 31 May 2012 19: 23
        It depends where to annex, if to Russia, that’s enough for a day, since the main population is pro-Russian, in fact. But if to Romania, then yes. somewhere like that.
    2. Flooding
      Flooding 31 May 2012 14: 01
      Alexander Romanov,
      do not play with muscles. Stupid bravado. Russia will not solve the Transnistrian issue by force. This can only be imagined in a nightmare. The United States and the EU pay very close attention to Transnistria (due to the fact that Romania is part of it). Now many will try to win back the problem to solve big political issues.
      1. PSih2097
        PSih2097 31 May 2012 14: 23
        do not play with muscles. Stupid bravado. Russia will not solve the Transnistrian issue by force.
        The United States and the EU pay very close attention to Transnistria (due to the fact that Romania is part of it).

        So in fact, in Romania they are installing an element of missile defense, so "muscle flexing" is justified ...
        1. Flooding
          Flooding 31 May 2012 14: 43
          American missile defense in Romania is a harsh reality, behind which there are certain threats to stability in the region.
          And thoughtless statements on the forum cannot be called an answer to this threat. I repeat - stupid bravado, no more.
          If it’s not clear even now, I’ll explain: I was not talking about playing Russia with muscles, but about the muscles of individual indifferent individuals.
  5. tronin.maxim
    tronin.maxim 31 May 2012 08: 26
    you know, eio reminded me of the end of 80 and the beginning of 90 when the citizens of the ussr in a referendum were first asked to be the ussr or not! Then almost everyone said yes, to be the USSR. A similar thing happened here: they voted like that, but they made it profitable for the United States. There you have democracy!
  6. moldavan
    moldavan 31 May 2012 09: 20
    Do not confuse Moldovans with Romanians, Moldovans are collecting signatures for a referendum on joining the Customs Union (200.000 are needed, at the initial stage a quarter is collected), and the Romanians legalized homosexuality (they are in power). Without Russia, kaput would have come over a long time ago and thank God that D .Rogozin became a supervisor of the situation, which means seriously and for a long time, and we became "plasterers" only since the 90s after gaining "independence"
  7. vostok
    vostok 31 May 2012 09: 42
    How tired these prostitutes are, reminds a pug and an elephant. I think these former "fraternal" republics should be put in their place, the knights of pressure in our country.
  8. Captain Vrungel
    Captain Vrungel 31 May 2012 09: 48
    The presence of Russian peacekeepers is a powerful deterrent against provocations and armed conflicts. Yes, and we are calmer, because. from Chisinau to Odessa, Moldovans would be able to go combatantly in view of the complete absence of combat-ready Ukrainian units along the route. Numerous explosives showed in Odessa that they can fight with one enemy only in the ratio of 250 per one under the cover of armored personnel carriers and grenade launchers. And history shows that with serious trouble, tearing off epaulettes. the stripes were the first to scatter the gendarme police units, substituting the army. Peacekeepers BE. To ensure the security of Transnistria and the south-west of Ukraine is calmer.
  9. volcano
    volcano 31 May 2012 09: 58
    We did not have enough that the Moldavians would still scare us.
    Absolutely something there smell lost.
    I would send them to hell on the spot of the Foreign Ministry and that’s all.
    Really 20 years of concessions, political correctness and even infringement of ourselves in something, have not taught us anything. In response, we see everywhere "attacks" on Russia, Russian speakers, Russian language, Russian history.
    It's time to make yourself respect. For starters, at least the republics of the former USSR. If necessary, then remind them who built everything and who fed whom.
    For the gifted, I remind you that in the USSR, at least in the 80s, only two republics of the RSFSR and Belarus were NOT subsidized. Even Ukraine was subsidized (due to the fact that there were a large number of defense enterprises financed from the budget). (This was said by the Chairman of the State Bank of the USSR V. Gerashchenko.) If you need to recall how we Russia saved them from everything and everything. In the end, there should be a mutually respectful principle in interstate relations, not attempts to hysteria, bargain for something, pour mud, etc.
    1. edge
      edge 1 June 2012 18: 16
      well, everything that was built there was successfully taken out, taken out to a personal farm, with the exception of Belarus
  10. танк
    танк 31 May 2012 10: 04
    Again we are to blame and are silent, like fish, but where are the accusations against them through all channels ??? Here the matter cannot be solved with weapons, we must beat it with words !!!
  11. Odessa
    Odessa 31 May 2012 10: 05
    Winemakers also want independence and democracy, a `` good start '' that would slide into propost, and their goals are clear, complete dissociation from Russia, and the deployment of missile defense at the suggestion of the US fuss, that the peacekeepers are interfering with them, they tighten the knot around their neck, not realizing that they voluntarily go to the meeting of the state occupation.
    1. Flooding
      Flooding 31 May 2012 14: 58
      From Germany, probably better. Sausages cover the problem from all sides? Because here, in Moldova, the EU’s position is understandable to many. Full and unconditional support of the official authorities. But you in Germany, what do you know about the issue under discussion?
    2. edge
      edge 1 June 2012 18: 18
      winemakers, and where their wine goes except for Russia, who needs it there .....
  12. AK-74-1
    AK-74-1 31 May 2012 10: 07
    How can we not remember who owes Romania its independence, and Moldova owes its existence. Bessarabia and Bukovina are RUSSIAN LAND paid with the blood of RUSSIAN SOLDIERS. And speculation on these topics must be stopped. And there is no need to write about Russians and Ukrainians, there are people in Transnistria who have passports for the territory of the "Russian Federation" and the territory of "Ukraine".
  13. Sakhalininsk
    Sakhalininsk 31 May 2012 10: 43
    Well, how would you show the Moldovan leadership the results of such pirouettes by the example of a frantic tie-eater and world champion in running underpants Mishikho Stsukashvili laughing
    And if they do not continue yapping, they will send a population of "plasterers" and all the Moldovan economy to their historical homeland ...
  14. Andrey77
    Andrey77 31 May 2012 12: 12
    Strange situation. Either recognize Transnistria as an independent state, or surrender it to Moldova. This cannot go on forever.
    1. edge
      edge 1 June 2012 18: 20
      while it can continue, it will be so.
  15. Weekend
    Weekend 31 May 2012 12: 12
    Ah SLAVES ..... crying We would live together and not parasitize on each other, but so far there is no such person as Prince Oleg at the helm, we can’t see this.
  16. Cadet787
    Cadet787 31 May 2012 14: 52
    We are all afraid of offending someone, but frankly all sorts of different people spit in our faces. You need to learn to respect yourself, then others will respect.
  17. Ion coaelung
    Ion coaelung 31 May 2012 17: 37
    the bill, according to which Moldova, which considered the Transnistrian Moldavian Republic as its territory, decided to leave the country as one state language - Moldavian. At the same time, those parents who decide to teach their children how to speak, for example, in Ukrainian or Russian, could receive severe punishment under this bill, up to deprivation of parental rights
    This has not happened until now and is not expected. There is in Moldova RUSSIAN Russian schools, I studied at the Moldavian school, from the 3rd to the 9th grade I studied Russian as a compulsory one, thanks to this I communicate with you here! So there is no need to stir up the national question! SLAVES BROTHERS AND DOT! It is necessary to unite and not disconnect and quarrel among themselves! To the author minus and Rogozin plus to solve this problem!
    1. Alexander Petrovich
      Alexander Petrovich 31 May 2012 19: 28
      I agree, I know a lot of Moldovans who really rummage very well in history and politics, and love Russia very much. It’s just that it’s not profitable for people on top that we love each other, that’s what spoils everything. And the Moldovan people are on their own. silly here and many are being led to this. Sorry to them from childhood in schools instill that the Russians are bad and that he is not Moldovan and Romanian, they say there is no such nation and there is no such language.
      1. OdinPlys-11
        OdinPlys-11 1 June 2012 02: 49
        Alexander Petrovich,

        God forbid we still have this conflict ... a whole problem ... And yet Transnistria is not advisable to lose ....
  18. olegyurjewitch
    olegyurjewitch 31 May 2012 20: 14
    Today I’m going to Transnistria to visit relatives, I’ll try to talk with ordinary people on this subject, fortunately I have many friends from different walks of life there, only from previous meetings can I say that they don’t really like to talk about it, more and more about work .
    1. potterz
      potterz 31 May 2012 20: 32
      It will be interesting to read
  19. Van
    Van 31 May 2012 21: 53
    Eh, probably we need a single king and the Almighty, and maybe then we won’t be dogged. request
  20. Insurgent
    Insurgent 1 June 2012 13: 04
    It’s bad that Russia doesn’t have a common border with Transnistria; now everything depends on Ukraine to let the Russian contingent pass or not
  21. Skorobogatov_P
    Skorobogatov_P 1 June 2012 21: 03
    But it’s worth remembering - where did Transnistria come from. Not the earth, it has always been here. And the people who inhabit it. And the current citizens of Transnistria, mainly from the descendants of the Cossacks Bogdan Khmelnitsky, the soldiers of Suvorov, and the soldiers of the Arnaut regiments, came from. After all, Moldovans were not here two hundred years ago, it was the territory of the Budzhak horde. Only in the north, and then mostly in the territory of modern Bukovina, did the Moldavian principality go out to the Dniester. For 200 years, it was a bloody border between Russia and Turkey. All who wanted to stay in life and avenge the Turks for their art fled to the Dniester and, as a part of the Arnaut special forces regiments of the eighteenth century, fought with the Turks. When we talk about the war with the Turks of the Arnaut regiments, we should understand that these were all these Bulgarians, Moldovans, Ukrainians, Serbs and ... with irregular formations of the Turkish army from the local population - the Bujack Tatars and specially recruited Wallachians (for those who Doesn't know - future Romanians). Moldovans did not want to shed their blood for the Turks; they, as part of the detachments of the Hajduk left in Moldova by Kantemir, fought against the Turks. And the Transnistrians have enough experience of war against all - in 1918-1920 it was precisely such people as Kotovsky and Yakir (of course, these historical characters among the democrats cause heartburn at best, but they had led a rather successful war against everyone who was against Russia in in this region - from the French to the Directory. I lived there in Tiraspol, and I know how they relate to history - it is alive. And the border with Russia is passing through their hearts. You Russians must understand - Transnistrians are the best of Russians (not ethnic but political) which you left in 1991. There are many of us throughout the CIS, but especially in Ukraine.