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Unknown people blew up a bridge connecting the Odesa region with Transnistria

"Now the unrecognized pro-Russian entity will live like on an island."

The Odesa newspaper "Dumskaya" reported, citing sources that unknown people blew up a bridge on the border of the Odesa region and the unrecognized Pridnestrovian (Transnistrian) Moldavian Republic.

"Now the unrecognized pro-Russian entity will live like on an island," the newspaper said.

A limited group of Russian troops (about 1,600 servicemen) is stationed in unrecognized Transnistria. More than 20,000 tons of ammunition are stored at military depots in Kobasna, Rybnytskyy district.

The Transnistrian Moldavian Republic declared independence in 1990. No UN member state has recognized Transnistria as a sovereign state. The "government" of the republic has repeatedly asked Moscow to include it in Russia. For example, it held a 2006 referendum in which 97.2% of locals voted to join Russia, but only Russia recognized the vote as legitimate.

In 2018, the UN General Assembly approved a resolution calling for the withdrawal of foreign troops from Moldova, but Russia did not act accordingly.

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