Putin’s general hints he WILL invade Moldova, despite Russian losses
PUTIN’S general has hinted he will invade Moldova despite Russia’s crumbling war machine.
Rustam Minnekaev said the tyrant’s aims expanded further than Ukraine, taking in all of its coastline and beyond.
Moldova, with a population of 2.6million, summoned Russia’s ambassador on Friday after he said Moscow was seeking to create a pathway towards a breakaway region of the country which already hosts Russian troops.
Minnekaev said: “Control over the south of Ukraine is another way out to Transnistria, where there are cases of Russian-speaking people being oppressed.”
Transnistria, also known as Pridnestrovia, is a small breakaway region in the former Soviet republic of Moldova where pro-Russian separatists have been armed and backed by Moscow.
It bears similarities to the Russian speaking regions of Donetsk and Luhansk in Ukraine’s east which broke away from Kyiv in 2014.
Moldova denies Russia speakers are being oppressed. It’s a common claim Russia uses to justify military action on post Soviet states.
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has previously warned how his country was “only the beginning”.
It comes despite Vladimir Putin’s war machine getting battered. Russia has lost 873 tanks, 179 aircraft and 21,800 troops in two months of fighting the Ukraine war.
Ukraine’s military also said 50 Russian officers were killed in an attack on a command post in Kherson.
Two generals reportedly died and another was critically injured in Friday’s bombing, meaning Moscow has lost nine generals since its invasion began.
And Putin last night stoked further rumours of failing health as he was seen biting his lips, fidgeting distractedly and appearing unsteady at a church service.
The tyrant – dogged by claims he has Parkinson’s or terminal cancer – gurned while clutching a candle near the altar at a midnight mass for Orthodox Easter.