Since Russia’s war against Ukraine began, there have been unusual outbreaks of political unrest in Transnistria, the Kremlin-controlled breakaway region of Moldova.
The Independent has spoken to one woman who claimed pro-Ukrainian “saboteurs” had attempted to stage an anti-Russian protest, which was quickly suppressed, followed by a larger pro-Russian demonstration.
Then came a public plea from nervous authorities: no more political displays.
“The country is divided already,” said Daniella Calmish, a journalist at a Moldovan weekly newspaper.
“Some people are in favour, and some are against Russia. There is an information war going on.”
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