Separatist Transnistria finds it needs Moldova after all

Kremlin-backed separatists in Donbas and Russian-annexed Crimea have something to learn from Transnistria, the breakaway republic of Moldova.

The region’s primary business entity – Moldova Steel Works – exports through Moldova to get around trade bans against the unrecognized Transnistria.

Even the name of the steel plant highlights its connection to Moldova, the former Soviet republic of nearly four million people.

Once again, Russia is the instigator of trouble in the neighbourhood.

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(Tiraspol photo: Monk)