Moldova: Separatists say Ukrainian plot against leader foiled

Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar state media]

“Pro-Moscow separatists in Transnistria, a breakaway region of Moldova, say they had thwarted an assassination attempt on their leader, which they accuse Ukrainian security services of organising. Kyiv rejected the accusations on Thursday as a Kremlin ‘provocation’ in the latest in a series of claims and counterclaims over the territory, which is wedged along Ukraine’s southwestern border with Moldova. Moldova’s government said it was investigating an alleged ‘terrorist’ attack in Transnistria. ‘We don’t have a confirmation of these things,’ Prime Minister Dorin Recean told reporters. ‘The government is ready to deal with provocations.’ Russian state news agencies reported the alleged attempt on Vadim Krasnoselsky’s life. It was not immediately clear whether the Transnistrian officials had provided evidence to support their claim.” (03/09/23)