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Tiraspol - Moldova - Mafia in Uniform

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posted on May, 20 2008 @ 05:59 PM
Moldova To Join Transnistria?

Moldova and Transnistria is to be reunited soon. Russia want Moldova to reject NATO and distance itself from GUAM.

Kommersant: Russia Reunites Moldova from NATO

May 16, 2008

Moscow is preparing to reunite the divided country with the breakaway republic of Transdniestria. If it succeeds, it will show the world that not joining NATO is the direct course to territorial integrity.


Moscow expects Chisinau to reinforce its neutrality. Neutrality is written into the Moldovan Constitution, but Moscow wants a guarantee that Moldova will not join NATO. Moscow also wants Moldova to distance itself from the GUAM (Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova) organization, which is not friendly to Russia.

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Seems like a case of Moldova joining Transnistria, and not the other way around. I wonder whether Chişinău (Кишинёв) will remain as the capital city of Moldova, or perhaps it'll be moved to Tiraspol (Тираспол)?

posted on Jul, 1 2008 @ 06:35 PM
Operation Tsunami

American contraband chickens smuggled into Ukraine from Transnistria has been seized by Ukraine’s Security Service.

Ukraine’s Security Service did not let American chicken into Russia


«Within the framework of SBU special operation Tsunami on counteraction to contraband in the Cherkassk area, illegal import to the territory of Ukraine of meat products of American manufacture has been prevented. Six trucks with refrigerators have been detained by the security service on the Kiev-Odessa highway in the area of Umany of Cherkassk area», - Ostapenko expanded.
She also said that the specified goods, 74.5 tons of chicken meat, were smuggled into the territory of Ukraine from the Republic Moldova.

posted on Aug, 14 2008 @ 06:54 PM
Tiraspol gives blood to South Ossetia.

Ministry of State Security of Transdnestria initiated delivery of blood for victims in South Ossetia

According to the chief of the ministry’s medical department, Alexander Dontsu, "applications of militaries and employees of the state security agencies with the request to organize delivery of blood for victims in South Ossetia began to act in the evening on August 8, and on Monday, August 11, the departmental polyclinic begun reception of donors-volunteers".


"Except for the initiative on delivery of blood the State Security Ministry has decided to render material aid.

posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 12:00 PM
Russia Recognizes South Ossetia and Abkhazia

As most people already know by now, Russia has recognized South Ossetia and Abkhazia. France has now warned Moldova that they "might be next"...



A 33 year old Cognac from Tiraspol will soon be available in shops. They'll also launch a 50 year old Cognac in the near future.

Kvint launches 33-year-old Cernetskii cognac

The Tiraspol-based wine and cognac factory Kvint has launched a new cognac that is 33 year old. According to officials of the factory, a 50-year-old cognac will be launched in the near future.

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From Wiki:

Drinks that bear this name must be made in certain areas around the town of Cognac and must be made according to strictly-defined regulations in order to be granted the name Cognac.

posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 02:23 PM
US Supplies Arrived In Tiraspol Last Week

US has provided 500,000 kilograms of medical equipment and supplies to Moldova. 22 truckloads of supplies were delivered to Tiraspol last week.

United States donates medical equipment to Transdniestrian hospitals

25 August 2008

According to a communique from the U.S. Embassy in Chisinau, through Operation Provide Hope, the U.S. is providing 21.7 million dollars worth of medical equipment and supplies to medical facilities in Tiraspol, Slobozia, Balti, Cahul and Chisinau. It has taken 100 trucks to carry the 500 thousand kilograms of medical equipment and supplies into the country.


Last week, twenty-two truckloads of supplies were delivered to Tiraspol.

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posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 04:28 PM
Transnistria says Moldova should admit Transnistria's independence if they want peace...

Transniester leaders: our independence is just a matter of time

28 august 2008

A military leader of Moldova Republic's breakaway region of Transdniester declared that the region's independence is just a matter of time while a Tiraspol parliamentarian declared that admitting the region's independence was the only option open to leaders in the Republic of Moldova if they want peace.

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posted on Sep, 2 2008 @ 11:32 AM
Today, Transnistria celebrates the 18th anniversary of its de-facto independence.

Transdnestr marks anniversary of de-facto independence

02/ 09/ 2008

Moldova's breakaway republic Transdnestr celebrated on Tuesday the 18th anniversary of its declaration of independence.


Celebrations on Tuesday started at the Memorial of Glory in the capital, Tiraspol, with a flower-laying ceremony at the graves of those who died fighting for the republic's independence.

A flag-raising ceremony was held in central Tiraspol along with a parade of the republic's army, border guards, and police. A firework display will be held to round off the celebrations.

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posted on Sep, 4 2008 @ 06:35 AM
Smirnov lifts the moratorium on conflict settlement talks. After talking to Medvedev, he is now open for dialog with Voronin.

Transdnestr lifts halt on conflict settlement talks with Moldova

03/ 09/ 2008

Transdnestr leader Igor Smirnov said he has lifted a moratorium on talks to find a settlement to the conflict with Moldova after a meeting with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

"We earlier imposed a moratorium on meetings, as there had been no response from the Moldovan president to events in South Ossetia, but now we will lift it," Smirnov told the Russia Today international news channel.

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edit: D'oh! Can't spell Medvedev...

[edit on 2008/9/4 by Hellmutt]

posted on Sep, 11 2008 @ 05:03 PM
Romanian President Basescu warned that a crisis such as the one triggered in Georgia, could also be triggered in Transnistria "at any moment", not necessarily by Moldova or Russia, but by Tiraspol itself...

Frozen conflicts should be discussed simultaneously by the UN Security Council


All frozen conflicts in the Black Sea and Balkan region should be put back on the United Nations’ Security Council and should be discussed simultaneously, and negotiation and peacekeeping mechanisms must be changed because the situation is very serious, said President Traian Basescu during a show on the public television on Tuesday evening.


He warned that a crisis such as the one triggered in South Ossetia and Abkhazia could be triggered at any moment and not necessarily by Chisinau or Kremlin authorities, but by Tiraspol itself and this is why he asked the EU to dedicate a special chapter of discussions to Moldova at its October summit.

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posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 07:33 AM

Here's an interesting documentary on Transnistria. It's not new, but with the new situation in Georgia in mind... It's almost 26 minutes long. No mention of Lebed's suitcase nukes, but they mention the alazan rockets

Embedding was disabled, so see it here.

posted on Oct, 12 2008 @ 05:30 PM
Conflict Settlement Meeting In Vienna Set For October 7-8 Did Not Take Place

Tiraspol refused to send its representatives to Vienna...


Oct. 9, 2008

Consultations between participants in the Transnistrian conflict settlement, set for 7-8 October, did not take place. The mediators, observers and the conflicting sides, who were to meet in Vienna, were expected to coordinate the next steps aimed first of all towards the resumption of five-plus-two negotiations. None of the sides had any objections either to the format of negotiations, or consultations or the idea of resuming the negotiations. Yet, when the Moldovan authorities expressed their willingness to participate in the Vienna meeting in order to identify specific solutions, Tiraspol said that it refuses to send its representatives to Austria.


Yet, the situation is strange only at the first sight. As a matter of fact, the Tiraspol decision perfectly fits into their efforts of undermining any possibility of resuming negotiations on some specific mechanisms of settling the conflict and reintegrating the country.

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posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 10:49 PM
There's something that really surprise me. So many people are so worried about the risk of Iran or North Korea getting nukes. But nobody seems to care about a non-country (run by the mafia) like Transdnestr already having nukes under their control (Lebed's +100 missing suitcase nukes). What's worse? A country having nukes, or a non-country having nukes? They may sell them to terrorists, you know, if they haven't already. Often when this subject is brought up, people seem to brush it away with "there are no suitcase nukes", "suitcase nukes doesn't exists" or "if they existed, they would be useless by now". Suitcase nukes exists, and nobody would be so stupid as to develop an expensive weapon with a very short shelf-life. There's no need for keeping these devices ready to blow at all time, constantly on standby. No need, very expensive and very stupid. A smart scientist inventing such weapons, would design it so it can be armed before use, as in adding the Polonium (fuse) shortly before they want to blow it up. But what do I know... I'm not a scientist. It just doesn't make sense.

posted on Nov, 3 2008 @ 10:58 AM
Voronin Denied Entry To Transnistria Today

More provocations from Tiraspol. President of Moldova, Vladimir Voronin, was denied entry to Transnistria.

ITAR-TASS: Chisinau says actions of Dniester region authorities provocation


Chisinau considers the refusal of the Dniester region’s border guards to let the Moldovan president enter the territory of the unrecognised republic provocative, Moldovan Reintegration Minister Vasile Sova told reporters on Monday.

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Moldpres News Agency: Separatist leader fears Moldovan president and Orthodox Church

Nov. 3, 2008

At about 8:40 a.m., the Transnistrian power wielding forces stopped the convoy of cars accompanying the Moldovan president and metropolitan bishop in Lunga village, Dubasari district. They said that following instructions by the region s leadership and by the Transnistrian leader, Igor Smirnov, personally, Vladimir Voronin is not allowed to enter Corjova.


Over the last months, Transnistrian leader Igor Smirnov has avoided contacts with the Moldovan head of state, and has constantly postponed meetings, saying that he needs guarantees for his personal security, even when the Moldovan side offered to meet in Tiraspol.

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posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 03:57 AM
Adding this map to the thread. Gas pipelines. Take a look at Tiraspol.

Click the map for bigger view


Short Note Ukraine: Gas dispute update

posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 01:54 PM
reply to post by Hellmutt

Hmmm.... Tiraspool seems strangly placed when looking at the gas structure i mean, its a "lawless" area where the mafia rules. and its one of the main points for gas for western europe. this should be a wake-up call for some pepole.

posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 11:01 PM
Russian passports

Russia has been handing out lots of Russian passports to former Soviet citizens.

Russia hands out passports, stirs fears in West

Feb 23 2009

Retired postal worker Maria Kozyrenko is a new citizen of Russia _ along with 135,000 others in Trans-Dniester alone


"All our hopes are with Russia," said Kozyrenko, as she hawked an old black coat at a flea market in Tiraspol, the capital of Trans-Dniester. "We hope that Russia will protect us."

Russia has given passports to nearly 2.9 million former Soviet citizens since 2000, according to the Federal Migration Service.

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posted on Mar, 23 2009 @ 07:24 PM
Voronin's Signature

Medvedev, Smirnov and Voronin signed a joint declaration on March 18. Voronin seem to have acted on his own. Did he walk into a trap? Russian troops will not leave Transnistria.

Voronin-Medvedev Accord Demolishes Moldova's Negotiating Position on Transnistria

March 20, 2009

Apparently panicking in the run-up to the April 5 elections, Moldovan President Vladimir Voronin has hoisted the white flag of surrender on Transnistria in return for a pre-election endorsement from the Kremlin.


Smirnov was the only one to appear before the media in Moscow after the trilateral meeting. He named two major changes that this declaration introduces to the negotiating process. It can ensure the Russian troops' continuing presence in Transnistria for the duration of the negotiations toward a political settlement, and it opens the way for Russia to advance from a peacekeeper's role to that of a post-settlement guarantor (Interfax, March 18, 19).

Voronin's signature on the document practically demolishes Moldova's carefully constructed, Western-backed negotiating position, known as "the Package," on the table since the autumn of 2006. Voronin's negotiating team—top presidential adviser Marc Tcaciuc and Reintegration Minister Vasile Sova—has tried hard all along to persuade Moscow to accept the Package. That team did not accompany Voronin to Moscow. It was in the dark about the preparations for this visit and must be aghast at the results. Nor does the Ministry of Foreign Affairs seem to have been involved in this event. The president ventured unprofessionally into a trap.

The consequences are not irreparable, but they will haunt Moldova and its next president and government, and will derail any bona fide negotiations on resolving the Transnistria conflict for some time to come.

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posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 06:06 PM
Russian Military Bases

Igor Smirnov says Russia is welcome to establish military bases in Transnistria.

RIA Novosti: Transdnestr leader says Russia could open military base


The president of the unrecognized Moldovan republic of Transdnestr said on Tuesday a Russian military base could be established in the country.

"If Russia needs military bases here, we have legislation on Russian troops," Igor Smirnov told journalists.

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In the "country"..., which is actually Moldavian territory...

posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 08:21 PM
reply to post by Hellmutt

So Transdniester is inviting Russia to station troops there, just like Venezuela, meanwhile Georgia is inviting the US troops. Man the superpowers have it going good. Before you had to bribe third world regimes to station military bases there, and now they are knocking at your door practically begging for it.

I wonder if the economic situation and expectations of economic aid by these host regimes has anything to do with it?

posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 08:29 PM
Meanwhile in Moldova, which itself is deep in the economic ****hole:

Moldova demands Russian troops withdrawal

Moldovan Foreign Minister Andrei Stratan demanded Russia on Friday to withdraw «unconditionally» all its troops from the pro-Russian separatist region of Transdniester. The call was made during the OSCE (European Organization for Cooperation and Security) meeting, AFP informs.

«the withdrawal of the Russian military forces, weaponry and ammunition must take place fully, unconditionally and transparently», said the Foreign Minister in front of his OSCE homologues.

Stratan also asked for the replacement of Russian troops, controlling the border between the self-proclaimed republic of Transdniester and Moldova, with a civilian mission.

The US chief of delegation and OSCE appreciated the Russian military presence in Moldova as a «major problem» for Europe.

Hasn't Moldova got enough things to worry about right now besides the empoverished separatist region? Either way just a bunch of empty words coming from both sides. Nothing will happen in Moldova, at least untill the economic crisis subsides, and likely for many years thereafter.

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