Disinfo: Kyiv provokes Moldova to aggression against Transnistria


Kyiv provokes Moldova to aggression against Transnistria. Official Kyiv encourages the Moldovan authorities to take active steps to destabilise Transnistria.


A recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about Ukraine as a source of tension in the region, combined with the narrative about current authorities of Moldova as supporters of a forceful solution of the conflict with Transnistria.

The claim is based on a post by an unknown author on the Telegram, which is not supported by any existing statement or document.

In her last interview, published on 22 January 2022, President of Moldova Maia Sandu said (timecode 10:50): "Of course, it is an important task for us to find a solution (on Transnistria). But this solution must be peaceful, diplomatic. It must be a solution that respects the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the Republic of Moldova. And reintegration must result in a functional state. These three elements are extremely important”.

Vladimir Zelenskyy's last statement (timecode 06:00) on the Transnistrian settlement was made in January 2021, at a joint meeting with Maia Sandu. Back then, he emphasised that Ukraine's position on the Transnistrian settlement is unchanged.

Se here a similar case claiming that Maia Sandu is ready to attack Transnistria with the support of Ukraine and here a case on how Maia Sandu wants to arrange a second Karabakh in Transnistria.


  • Reported in: Issue 270
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17/01/2022
  • Article language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine, Moldova
  • Keywords: Transnistria, Frozen conflict
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