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Explosions rock Moldova as ‘two radio antennas knocked out’ near Ukraine border

WorldExplosions rock Moldova as ‘two radio antennas knocked out’ near Ukraine border


The interior ministry of the Moldovan breakaway region reported that the antennas were out of operation after two separate blasts.

The ministry said in a statement: “In the early morning of April 26, two explosions occurred in the village of Maiac, Grigoriopol district: the first at 6:40 and the second at 7:05.”

This comes after the attack on the region’s city of Tiraspol on Monday evening, around 6pm local time. 

The attack damaged the state security building of the self-proclaimed Transdniestria region, with smoke “billowing out” of broken windows.

Transdniestria is home to less than half a million people, wedged between Moldova and Ukraine.

It has been controlled by separatist forces since a war in 1992, and Russia has around 1,500 soldiers stationed there.

Concerns have been growing that Transdniestria could be the site from which Russia launches another assault on Ukraine, after a senior Russian official alluded to the potential involvement of Transdniestria in the Ukraine war.

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