Ukraine War

Two explosions heard in Maiac, a Western city of Ukraine

An apartment building near the Illich Iron & Steel Works Metallurgical Plant in an area controlled by Russian-backed separatist forces in Mariupol. (Photo: PTI)

Two explosions Tuesday morning in a radio facility near the Ukrainian border, police in the Moldovan separatist territory of Transnistria allege, took down two large antennas.

According to the region's Interior Ministry, the event occurred in the small village of Maiac, some 12 kilometers (7 miles) west of the Ukrainian border.

It comes just one day after multiple explosions suspected to have been caused by rocket-propelled grenades were reported to have targeted the Ministry of State Security in the region's capital, Tiraspol.

Officials said that no one was injured in the explosions.

Transnistria, a sliver of land between Moldova and Ukraine that is home to approximately 470,000 people, has been under the hands of separatist authorities since a 1992 war with Moldova.

Russia maintains approximately 1,500 troops there ostensibly as peacekeepers, but there are serious concerns that the forces could be used to attack Ukraine.

Rustam Minnekayev, a senior Russian military officer, stated last week that Russian forces intend to seize complete control of southern Ukraine, claiming that this would pave the way for Transnistria.

Publish : 2022-04-26 15:39:00

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