Transnistria houses Russia's largest WWII arms depot in Kobasna, where Russian soldiers serve as a display of might while they guard the site.
Harsh rhetoric deployed by Ukraine and Russia has added fuel to the fire in Transnistria, a fragile reigon in Moldova.
Ukraine says Russia unleashed a major missile attack, smashing a nine-storey apartment block in Dnipro city, killing at least 29 people and striking vital energy facilities, as fighting rages on its 326th day.
Russia's new round of intensified air strikes has cut power and water supplies, leaving many Ukrainians in cold and dark, says President Zelenskyy, as conflict rolls into its 238th day.
In a recent speech at a university in Prague, the German Chancellor outlined his vision of an expanded EU, but at a time of unstable economics, the idea could backfire.
The crowd in the city's main square appeared to number about 20,000 — though opposition organisers said the number was twice as large and police estimated 6,500 were in attendance.
Moldova, a neighbouring state to Ukraine, has a breakaway region called Transnistria, where Russians have troops. Recently Moldova asked Russians to leave the region, angering Moscow.
Undermining the security of Russian soldiers in Moldova's breakaway region could spark a military confrontation with Moscow, FM Sergey Lavrov warns Chisinau.
European Union's founding principles of human dignity and equality fall apart at the seams, especially when it has kept Muslim-majority Balkan countries at bay.
Ukraine and Moldova hailed the EU decision as a "historic moment," while Balkan countries Serbia, Albania and North Macedonia criticised EU for moving slowly on their membership process.
At least 120,000 people take part in the "March for Europe" in Tbilisi after European Commission recommends deferring Tbilisi's candidacy.
The move could open up a years-long path toward Ukraine joining the bloc which
requires unanimous approval from all existing EU member nations.
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