Disinfo: The US is considering the possibility of using special forces against Transnistria


Now officially: the United States openly declares that it is considering the possibility of using its special forces in the Moldovan-Transnistrian region!


A recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about a possible attack on Transnistria planned by pro-Western forces in Chisinau.

The statement refers to the international exercise "JCET-2021" (Joint Combined Exchange Training), which started on March 23, 2021, and was held in the training centres of the National Army of the Republic of Moldova. According to a press release of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Moldova, the exercise was attended by soldiers from the Special Forces of Moldovan, Romanian and American Army.

The Moldovan military has been participating in the "JCET" since 2009, and this exercise was provided for the National Army's training plan for 2021. There is no mention of preparing the military to fight against Transnistria. Such statements appear regularly in the pro-Kremlin media presenting any military exercise in which the Moldovan military participates as a preparation for the fight against Russia or Transnistria. See here a similar case claiming that in June 2019 US military has trained, in Romania, to attack Transnistria and here a case about Maia Sandu being ready to attack Transnistria with the support of Ukraine.


  • Reported in: Issue 240
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 02/04/2021
  • Article language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Moldova, Russia, Romania, US
  • Keywords: Transnistria
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