CHISINAU, May 4. /TASS/. Moldova’s Defense Ministry has declared it began a military exercise at the Bulboaca military proving ground near the border with self-proclaimed Transnistria on May 3. Its press-service said that cadets from a military academy would be practicing firing skills till June 4.
"The training is to be held in accordance with the 2022-2023 schedule and is in no way related with the security situation in the region," the academy’s chief, Colonel Anatoly Bucuch, said.
Tensions in Transnistria worsened last week after a string of terrorist attacks, in which man-portable grenade launchers, anti-tank mines and explosives were used. The leader of the self-proclaimed republic, Vadim Krasnoselsky, said the acts of sabotage had been organized from the territory of Ukraine. He introduced the highest level of terrorist alert. Roadblocks were deployed to the roads around cities and police patrols on the streets reinforced.