The Ministry of Defense asks Moscow to stop the military exercises on the left side of Dniester
The Ministry of Defense from Chisinau wants to inform the Russian Federation Defense Ministry about the unacceptable activities of the Russian Operational maneuver group (GOTR) dislocated in the Transnistrian region and to take actions for avoiding this kind of activities in the future.
According to a press release, the officials of the Defense Policy and Planning Directorate had a meeting this week with the members of the Office of the Military and Air Attache of the Russian Federation with the headquarters in Chisinau. The dialog that took place at the request of the Ministry of Defense, was focused on the activity of the Russian Operational maneuver group (GOTR) in the Transnistrian region, as well as other collaboration aspects.
The Superior of DGPAPA, Colonel Alexandru Harea, expressed during the meeting the concern of the Ministry of Defense regarding the last actions developed in Transnistria.
The quoted source specified that the Ministry of Defence condemns the organisation and the development of the so called "anti-terror" exercises, as well as the GOTR participation at the organized activities by the so called high administration from Transnistria.
"Actions like this contravene to the international right principle, they are qualified as illegal and they are unacceptable on the territory of the Republic of Moldova, that is why the necessity of the unconditioned retreat of the foreign military formations without a determined judicial status from the territory of the country and their munitions is enforced. In this context, the administration of the Ministry of Defense requested to inform the Russian Federation Defense Ministry about the unacceptable activities of the GOTR and to take actions for avoiding this kind of activities in the future"
We remind you that a few days ago, the administration of the Russian Operational Maneuver Group developed other military applications at the Tiraspol's polygon, during which the reject the attack of some presumed "illegal military formations" on some military targets from the Tiraspol's garrison.
During the trainings an extra attention was given to mastering the interaction of the GOTR anti-terror sub-units in the open field fights. At the same time, the sapper sub-units developed the research of a mined territory from the parking lot and defused the explosives. During the applications were used over a thousand maneuver rounds and imitation pyrotechnics means.
We specify the fact that for the first time in history, GOTR realized mutual military applications with so called Transnistrian Military Forces in July and August of 2016. The Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Moldova disapproved those applications and summoned the Military Attache of the Russian Federation to Chisinau, but he refused to come. Chisinau demanded to stop immediately of the applications on its territory.
GOTR is a part of the Western Military District of the Russian Federation. Vladimir Putin disposed on August 25