russians Are Artificially Inflating Situation in Transnistria
The russians are inflating the situation in Transnistria to use it as a psychological attack against Ukraine and looking for ways to disperse the Ukrainian army during a difficult defence campaign to protect the Ukrainian Donbass and the south.
According to experts, a number of able-bodied and motivated personnel of the unit of the task force of the Russian troops in the Transnistrian region of the Republic of Moldova does not exceed 300 people, whose task is to protect ammunition depots in Kovbasna village.
More than half of all ammunition in storage has expired and cannot be transported. Only 7-8 thousand tons are serviceable and can be used.
About two thirds of all military equipment in Transnistria is fully or partially is not combat-ready, and also does not have the material means and production capacity to repair and restore it.
Potentially, Transnistria could be used as a springboard to establish supply lines and ensure the deployment of a russian group in the Republic of Moldova, but this will only be possible if a land corridor with russia is created through the southern regions of Ukraine.