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Explosions hit state security building in Transnistria

By Henry Foy

25 Apr 2022 · 2 min read

Explosions struck the building housing the security services of the breakaway Moldovan republic of Transnistria on Monday, days after Moscow said the Russian-backed region could be drawn into the war in Ukraine.

Transnistria, which is controlled by pro-Russian separatists and hosts Russian troop bases and arms depots, borders western Ukraine. It is seen as a potential flashpoint in rising tensions between Moscow and the west that have soared since President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine two months ago.

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