The leader of the Moldovan breakaway republic was the target of an assassination attempt, media reports claim
Security officials in Moldova’s breakaway region of Transnistria have claimed that they foiled “a terrorist attack” targeting prominent figures that was allegedly planned by neighboring Ukraine. The suspects are being interrogated, the region’s State Security Ministry (MGB) said on Thursday. Transnistria borders Ukraine from the southwest.
RIA Novosti cited a source as saying that the culprits wanted to rig a vehicle with explosives and bomb the motorcade of Transnistrian President Vadim Krasnoselsky.
Anatoly Guretsky, Transnistria’s top prosecutor, was quoted by the media as saying that an attack was planned in the region’s capital, Tiraspol.
Local news outlets published a video of what appears to be the interrogation of a suspect described as a man named Vyacheslav Kisnichan. It was said that he was born in Tiraspol and moved to Ukraine two decades ago. The media claimed that Kisnichan eventually began to work for the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) and had been trained by its agents.