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Tiraspol - Moldova - Mafia in Uniform

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posted on Jul, 3 2006 @ 03:24 PM
Hmmm, the policemen were released "after the interference of Russian officials" as you can see in my previous post. Now I've found an article from Kommersant explaining why the Russian officials "interfered". The article is an interview of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe Terry Davis by Kommersant. It turns out that the PACE demanded Russia to free the two Moldovan policemen because the prison is controlled by Russian authorities...

Kommersant: Human Rights Standards Are Much Lower in Belarus than in Russia

July 03, 2006

The PACE recently passed a resolution obliging Russia to free two Moldovans from prison in Transdniestria. Russia considers the demand misaddressed. What do you think?

It much more important that there was a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights on that subject before the resolution. CE members, all of our representatives, are required to enforce the rulings of the ECHR. That applies to Russia as well. The ECHR judges went to Transdniestria and were in that prison and wrote a report that said the prison was controlled by Russian authorities. Russia states that it has no relationship to those prisons but the ECHR judges wrote in black and white that Russia controls them. Therefore, Russia is obliged to free those prisoners. Hardly anyone would deny that Russia has huge influence on Tiraspol.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

posted on Jul, 5 2006 @ 10:28 PM
Tiraspol wants more Russian troops - Moldova offered to join EU together with Romania

Romania has apparently offered Moldova to join the EU together with them. I guess such move could only be realized if Moldova were to be merged with Romania. This has made Tiraspol to ask Russia for more troops.

Nine O'Clock: Tiraspol wants more Russian troops after Basescu’s statements


Tiraspol wants the number of ‘Russian pacifiers’ in Transdniester to be supplemented after the statements made by Romanian President Traian Basescu regarding the restoration of the Romanian nation within the EU, Transdniester Security Minister Vladimir Antiufeev, stated on Tuesday, quoted by BASA-press. Tiraspol maintains that the statements of the Romanian President will influence negotiations for the settlement of the situation in Transdniester, but Moldovan officials have not made any comments on that.

On the other hand, Antiufeev told a Russian publication that, following what Basescu had said, Tiraspol would insist for a larger number of Russian troops to be deployed to the region.

“Romania has also offered to R. Moldova, to the head of the Moldovan state, the option of joining the European Union together with us. But it is the choice of the authorities in Chisinau and of the people of R. Moldova what they should do,” said Basescu in the speech

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

Romania a victim of weather war?

Romania claims that a meteorological war is being waged against them by "a great power east of Romania, which is increasingly annoyed by Bucharest's policies on the Black Sea region".

Mail & Guardian Online: Romania probes 'foreign plot' to worsen weather

29 June 2006

The Romanian Senate has opened an inquiry into "indications" that floods that have battered the country were the result of a "meteorological war waged by a foreign power", a senator said Thursday.

"We are planning to check indications and information that the extreme meteorological phenomena experienced in July and August 2005 were caused by human technology controlled from abroad," Dan Carlan told Agence France-Presse.

Carlan, who initiated the probe, said officials in the agriculture ministry had suggested that unusually heavy rain that fell in eastern Romania last year resulted from "a pattern of humidity directed from the Black Sea towards this region".

Moldova is a "failed state"

The Tiraspol Times says that the US has officially put Moldova in on the Failed State Index and that Tiraspol doesn't want to "join" a failed state...

US foreign policy org: "Moldova is a failed state"


In June 2006, Moldova was officially placed on the Failed State Index. The index, compiled in Washington DC, is a select list of places with serious governance problems. In its ranking, Moldova scored even worse than Nicaragua, the poorest country in Central America.

Economically, Moldova ranked equal to Afghanistan and Sudan ... and, on average, much worse than most of the failed African countries on the list. In terms of human rights, it tied with Eritrea for the "honors" of an equally terrible human rights record; just a step below Cambodia and Sierra Leone.

Tiraspol does not want to join a "failed state"

The inclusion of Moldova on the world's list of failed states is seen by Tiraspol's politicians as yet another reason to keep their young state independent.

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posted on Jul, 6 2006 @ 01:23 PM
Did someone already mentioned this "document":
State sovereignty of PMR (Pridnestrovie) under international law

And anyway, what exactly is this International council for democratic institutions and state sovereignty ??

As for Moldova+Romania, it seems that the moldavian president Voronin has clearly rejected that option.

The part with not wanting to join the failing state is simply laughlable.And what a funny thing,according to the same index Russia is more likely to collapse than Moldova.

BBC News-Sudan tops 'failed states index'

The only European states in relatively high positions were Bosnia and Herzogovina (35), Russia (43), Belarus (50), Serbia and Montenegro (55) and Moldova (58).

posted on Jul, 6 2006 @ 03:51 PM
A bus exploded in Tiraspol today. At least 8 were killed and more than 20 (or 46) were injured. A Russian Army nurse were among the dead, a Russian Army captain and a sergeant were among the injured. The explosion was caught on video cameras. Some blames the secret services of Moldova for the bomb. Others believe it could have been a passenger with a bomb meant for a commando killing and that the bomb went off accidentally.

BBC: Trans-Dniester blast kills eight

6 July 2006

The blast happened near the city centre

At least eight people have been killed in an explosion on a city minibus in Moldova's breakaway Trans-Dniester region, officials say. More than 20 people were injured - some seriously - in the blast in the city of Tiraspol. Officials said they believed it was caused by a bomb.

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Monsters and Russian servicewoman among 8 dead in Transnistria bombing

Jul 6, 2006

A bomb placed aboard a microbus killed eight persons including a Russian Army nurse in the renegade Moldovan province of Transnistria, the Infotag news agency reported on Thursday.

A Mercedes bus operated by a public transport company had just pulled up to a major Tiraspol intersection when a bomb in the vehicle detonated, said Ivan Leshukov, a city police spokesman. Video cameras taped the explosion and police were reviewing the tapes for clues, Leshukov said. News reports described the bus as 'torn to bits.' All eight dead were passengers on the fully-loaded bus. The injured included Russian Army captain Aleksander Zakusilo and sergeant Igor Polezhaev. Moscow maintains some 1,500 troops, an army headquarters, and three massive munitions depots in Transnistria.

Passengers of adjacent trolly bus, and pedestrians, were caught in the explosion was well. A total 26 persons received or were receiving treatment at Tiraspol hospitals, the report said. Twenty of the injured were listed in serious to critical condition. Hospital officials by afternoon had issued a call for blood donors.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

Bucharest Daily News: Eight killed in Trans-Dniester bus blast

July 7, 2006

An explosion ripped apart a small civilian bus in the Moldovan separatist republic of Trans-Dniester early yesterday, killing eight people and injuring 46, the republic's official Olvia Pres news agency said. The cause of the explosion was not immediately clear. But a separatist official suggested that a passenger linked to criminal groups might have been carrying a bomb that went off accidentally

Oleg Beleakov, the separatists' deputy interior minister, was quoted as telling RIA Novosti that a passenger might have been carrying a bomb meant for a commando killing between criminal business groups, and it might have exploded accidentally on the bus.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

Related news links:
North Korea Times: Eight killed in Moldova bus explosion
Axis - Eurasian Secret Services Daily Review - 06.07.2006
The Moscow Transdnestr Blast Kills 8, Injures 46
The New Zealand Herald: Minibus explosion in Moldova separatist region kills 8
Kyiv Post: Eight people killed, 46 injured in bus blast in separatist Transdniester

[edit on 2006/7/6 by Hellmutt]

posted on Jul, 9 2006 @ 01:06 PM
link sees link between Alborov murder, Tiraspol taxi bus blast

TSKHINVALI. July 9 (Interfax) - The breakaway republic of South Ossetia sees a link between the murder of its Security Council Secretary Oleg Alborov and the recent terror attack in Transdniestria.
"Today's terror attack targeting Security Council Secretary Oleg Alborov is probably connected with the taxi bus bombing in Tiraspol," a high-ranking South Ossetian official told Interfax on Sunday.

What will they come up with next ?

posted on Jul, 12 2006 @ 01:38 PM
There's a US$10,000 reward for information on the bus blast. The Transdnestrian Security Minister (in difference from some other Transdnestrian officials) denied that the secret services of Moldova had any connections with the bus blast.

Axis News: Security Minister of self-proclaimed Transdnestrian republic denies Moldovan connection with taxi bus bomb blast


Vladimir Antyufeyev, Minister of State security of the self-proclaimed Trandnestrian republic, has announced the award of USD 10,000 for the information on the criminals who have blown up the taxi bus in Tiraspol last Thursday.

It is worth mentioning that Antyufeyev, in difference from some other Transdnestrian officials, has denied allegations on possible connection in the bomb bast of secret services of Moldova. "There is no objective bases to state this", news agencies quote him as saying. However, not to sound too much different, he has added that "it is impossible to completely exclude such variant, as they (secret services of Moldova) are ready for everything", Interfax reports. Antyufeyev has also not confirmed the earlier statements of other local officials that this (the taxi bus explosion) has been done "with the purpose of destabilization of situation in Transdnestria".

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Terrorist attack in Europe: moldovia! (by DigitalGrl)

posted on Jul, 14 2006 @ 06:24 PM
Voronin (President of Moldova) wants the conflict settlement talks to resume without Transdniestrian participation. Vladimir Voronin considers talks must resume without Tiraspol’s participation

13 July 2006

President Vladimir Voronin pleads for reopening the Transdniestria conflict settlement talks without Tirapol’s participation.

Vladimir Voronin told a news conference on Tuesday that Tiraspol will accept no status proposed by Moldova. “The talks must be held under the Moldovan legislation and not under the Yushchenko Plan, without the Transdniestrian authorities,” the head of state said.

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posted on Jul, 16 2006 @ 10:12 AM
link Yanukovich pleads for a review of the customs regime on the Trasndniester part of the Moldo-Ukrainian bord

The government led by the Party of Regions, under the leadership of Victor Yanukovich, will plead for the return to the 2006 status quo on the Transdniester segment of the Moldo-Ukrainian border, according to a statement of Taras Chernovil, member of the Ukrainan Verkhovnaya Rada and a member of the Party of Regions. He also mentioned that "we used to plead against the actions of the Ukrainian leadership to introduce economic sanctions against Transdniester. This is why we will surely cancel these sanctions".

...that's what friends are for

Meanwhile,Transnistria set the date for its referendum. official declarations by Romanian president cause new reactions in Transdniester
Transdniester Supreme Soviet decided on Thursday, July 12, to organize on September 17, 2006 a referendum on the future of the relations with the Russian Federation and the Republic of Moldova.

posted on Jul, 16 2006 @ 11:22 AM

Originally posted by Hellmutt

These helicopters at a Tiraspol airbase have been identified by ATS member planeman as possibly Mi-8 hips. Does anyone disagree with that conclusion?

single post from "Use Google Earth: Identify Weaponry 'Round the World"

posted on Jul, 16 2006 @ 11:38 AM
These are too long to be Mi 24 and do not seem to have wing pylons, so I'd have to say they are Mi 8, which is mainly a transport helicopter.

Alot of accusations coming from Western Europe that transniester is a military state, armed to its teeth are vast overstatements. Yes they got some weapons for self defense, but they are in no way a military or mafia based state.

[edit on 16-7-2006 by maloy]

posted on Jul, 16 2006 @ 01:48 PM
link Transnistriei
Aviatia include: 6 elicoptere MI-8T, 2 - MI-2, un avion AN-26, 2 - AN-2, doua - IAK-18. Elicopterele MI-8T sunt dotate cu lansatoare de rachete.

"The airforce includes:six MI-8T helicopters,two MI-2 helicopters,one AN-26 plane,two AN-2 planes,two IAK-18 planes.The MI-8T helicopters are equiped with rocket launchers."

Maybe Transnistria still has those six MI-8T helicopters.

[edit on 16-7-2006 by taseg]

[edit on 16-7-2006 by taseg]

posted on Jul, 17 2006 @ 04:54 AM

I'd say those are indeed Mi-8 "Trashbins" (Finnish ParaRegiments nickname for "hips", they used them until they got NH-90)

Transdniester is not a military state in an old sense, but it's leadership contains quite shady characters and the area is heavily infuenced by Military.

Btw does anyone know if EU citizens can travel to Transdniester or do we need a visa?

posted on Jul, 17 2006 @ 12:14 PM
I think EU citizens still need visas to enter Moldova and then Transnistria,but you can get the moldavian visa on the spot at any embassy and buy the transnistrian one at the border.

posted on Jul, 17 2006 @ 07:41 PM
If not for EU no one would even know what Transniester (or Belarus) is, let alone care about it or Moldova. EU only gives a **** when something is at their doorstep. All this propaganda against Transniester and Belarus is fueled by EU capitalists and politicians, who fell "threatened" by these states. What theat is there from them? That they hate EU's freedom, and will sponsor terror? Give me a break. Moldova and other Eastern European countries don't see that EU is exploiting them. Alot of things are more difficult now due to EU membership. Sure the government and the corporations like it, but the regular people are ultimately worse off.

EU should lay off Transniester and Belarus already, and just let them be. If they try and meddle in others' business they will regret it. What right does EU have to isolate and blockade Transniester from its main trade routes with Russia and Ukraine like it did several months ago. Now that people there can't carry out their normal business, they will be even more inclined to manufacture weapons and what not.

posted on Jul, 17 2006 @ 08:42 PM
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sorry for the disruption



posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 12:42 AM
we just have problem about the DICTATORSHIP in Belarus and the fact that hefty portion of worlds illegal military arms originates from transdniester...

posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 12:59 AM

Originally posted by northwolf
we just have problem about the DICTATORSHIP in Belarus and the fact that hefty portion of worlds illegal military arms originates from transdniester...

Well I am sure Belarus has a problem with DICTATORSHIP in the US. I am also quite sure India has a problem with DICTATORSHIP in Pakistan- yet that doesn't stop US from proclaiming its love to Musharaff. US and Europe supports its fair share of Dictatorships. So why the small and harmless state of Belarus? Because its on your doorstep? Well US is present on everyone's doorstep, and I don't suppose too many people are thrilled with that. Face Europe and US are against Belarus because its an ex-Soviet state, and it wants nothing to do with US or Europe. No that can't be- everyone has to cooperate with US or they get hammered like a nail that sticks out.

Why not just leave Belarus alone. It threatens no one, and does not have problems with any of its neighbors. Or does it hate Europe's freedom and happiness maybe? I have been to Minsk on a few occassions, and let me tell you that I much rather live the "Last Dictatorship in Europe" than in the flourishing democracy of Iraq, or the Ghettos of New York. Have Europe ever considered that people in Belarus might be happy with what they have, and not want capitalist greed and corruption which ruined Russia?

Ohh and the illegal arms of Transdniester.... I mean those antique kalashnikovs they manufacture are surely preventing US tanks and jets from finishing globalising the world into submission. And then there is reality. Almost 100% of exports from Transdniester go to either Russia and Ukraine. Most of these are food produce and some mechanical components. Most of the weapons stay in Transdniester in fear of a possible conflict. Again this is non of EU's business. You stick you nose into someone's personal business, you will get bit. How hard is it to stay out? Is Transdniester really threatening EU or preventing it from doing its business?

posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 01:47 AM
First of all
It's quite natural that EU is more concerned about things in it's "doorsteps" because EU was formed to help Europe develope and Belarus is in Europe, right? And why compare Belarus to Iraq or New York, when you could compare it to Poland or Estonia? Is it right to imprison or beat to ER your political opponents, is it right to close down all media that you control? That's what Lukashenko is doing..

You are talking about legal exports, do you really think that gunrunning is in the books of the so-called government in Transdniester?
Transdniester doesn't export the guns it's making, but how about those hundreds of Tanks, Artillery pieces, Rocket Launchers, AA Missiles, Radioactive rockets, made in USSR? Same guys who sold them to 3rd world dictators are still running the show in Transdniester?

[edit on 18-7-2006 by northwolf]

posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 01:57 AM
Yes they are in the center of it all, and are not hurting for it in that sence.

The image that comes to my mind in regards to Belarus is the movie "Warlord" the weapons baazar scene. Surplus every thing and then some, S-300, S-125 Pechora/Goa missile systems you name it.

[edit on 18-7-2006 by ADVISOR]

posted on Jul, 20 2006 @ 12:07 PM
Transnistria is a part of Moldova under Russian occupation,says a report by the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on European Affairs.’s Activities in Moldova Violate International Law,
The new study concludes that Russia’s activities in Transnistria – including the intervention of its 14th Army on behalf of the separatists, the ongoing military assistance to the TMR, the economic support of the TMR, and effectively bargaining on behalf of the TMR using energy and other levers of power against Moldova – lead to credible claims of state responsibility on the part of Russia for the continuing separatist crisis and its proximate results, and violate fundamental principles of international law.

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