In the event of military aggression from abroad, Transdniestria can mobilize thousands of militiamen, the leader of the Republic, Vladimir Krasnoselsky, said on August 30 at a press conference published by the Polit Navigator channel.
Commenting possible aggression against Transdniestria from abroad, Vladimir Krasnoselsky noted that the Republic has the means to defend itself, including the army and the police force. Most importantly, however, “we have a very short logistics for mobilizing the militia… That means many tens of thousands of people who are ready to stand in defense of our state”, he noted.
Also, Krasnoselsky commented Moscow’s contribution to Transdniestria’s security; he stressed that Russia is aware that “over 220 thousand Russian nationals and hundreds of thousands of compatriots live” in the Moldovan Transdniestrian Republic. Also, Moscow understands that the Russian “peacekeeping mission cannot be removed from Transdniestria”.
In late July, the Moldovan Parliament voted for the withdrawal of the Russian forces from the territory of Transdniestria. On August 22, 2017, Moldavia submitted a letter to the UN with a request to include the issue of withdrawing Russian peacekeeping forces from the Transdniestrian Moldovan Republic in the agenda of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly to begin on September 12.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency