President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Wednesday (May 4th) that he opposes the war in Ukraine becoming a “frozen conflict.”
Zelenski said he disapproves of a “frozen conflict” with Russia during a video speech at the Wall Street Journal CEO’s summit, the BBC reports.
The Kyiv leader claims that the previous agreements with Russia that tried to stop the conflict in the Donbas region of Ukraine “were violated” by Russia and “were not serious”, according to ziare.com.
“Ukraine will certainly not enter such a diplomatic quagmire,” Zelenski said.
Transnistria, a region with a frozen conflict, right next to Ukraine
In the context of the latest attacks on Transnistrian territory, a number of relatives of the Zelenski regime argued that the Republic of Moldova should get involved in the Transnistrian conflict, a cold war that has been frozen for decades. The Jerusalem Post writes about the arsenal in the village of Cobasna, left over from World War II.
Several experts say that in Cobasna, the Russians have the largest ammunition depot in Europe.
“Russia has been using Transnistria, Moldova’s pro-Russian separatist region, to smuggle ammunition for years, and that could have implications for Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine,” the Ukrainian intelligence agency said on Friday. (GUR), according to Vadim Skibitsky, an official of the Kyiv Ministry of Defense.
Transnistria, also known as the Pridnestrovian Republic of Moldova and located on the border with Ukraine, is a de facto separatist state. It was annexed to Moldova in 1990, initially as an attempt to remain part of the Soviet Union, should the rest of Moldova gain independence, the newspaper said. Fighting between Moldovans and separatists followed the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
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