Transnistria is an area, a territory, a part of Moldova that, although on the map is in Moldova, in the soul dreams Russian. The people who live there would, in fact, want to be part of Russia or at least break away from Moldova. It is a piece of land about 400 kilometers long and about 4 thousand square kilometers, along the Dniester River, mainly to its left. Historically, it is a Russian rather than a Moldovan region, although the Moldavian boyars also had land across the Dniester. Politically, it is a region that is inside the Republic of Moldova, but which believes that it is its own state. It is a state within a state, which Moldova and the international community do not recognize. In fact, no one really recognizes him. No one can tell you for sure what's in there. Is it a county of the Republic of Moldova? Is it an independent territory? Military, is a place where the Russians still have the army stationed. The army is theoretically in the area as a peacekeeping force. Basically, however, the Russians with their army - in fact maintain that frozen conflict.
At the moment, Transnistria is Moldova's impossible problem to solve, a problem all the more serious as this state is, right now, ideologically torn, simultaneously being pulled in opposite directions, by the West and Russia. That's what we're going to talk about today. The subject is even hotter if you consider that, on July 11, elections are taking place in the Republic of Moldova.