The Transnistrian village of Kolbasna, where a large ammunition depot is located, was shelled from the territory of Ukraine, the local Interior Ministry said. The shooting was previously reported by the media, but the headquarters of the Pridnestrovian peacekeepers denied the data
In the morning, several shots were fired from the Ukrainian side in the direction of the Pridnestrovian village of Kolbasna, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the unrecognized Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (PMR) reported. Information about the victims has not been received by the department at this moment.
In addition, at night in the sky over the village “several drones” were seen, launched, according to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, from the territory of Ukraine. In the village of Kolbasna there is one of the largest ammunition depots in Europe, the agency reports.
Earlier, the Novosti Pridnestrovya agency reported on the shooting on Telegram. After that, Oleg Belyakov, co-chairman of the commission for managing the peacekeeping operation on the Dniester from Pridnestrovie, denied these data, saying that the information was received by the headquarters of the peacekeepers, was checked and not confirmed.
Over the past few days, several incidents have occurred in Transnistria. On April 25, in Tiraspol, the building of the Ministry of State Security was shelled from a grenade launcher. The next day, in the village of Mayak near the radio and television center, two explosions occurred, the antennas that relayed Russian radio were disabled. Later, the authorities also reported the shelling of a military unit in the village of Parkany.
The government called these three incidents terrorist attacks and declared a red terrorist threat level.
The Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic declared its independence from Moldova in 1990 . Russia sent peacekeepers to the region in July 1992 after the escalation, now a task force of Russian troops is based there.
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The unrecognized republic borders Ukraine, where a Russian military operation is taking place. In mid-April, Moscow announced a new phase of the operation, the goal of which was the establishment of control over the Donbass and southern Ukraine in order to provide a corridor to Transnistria.
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