Transdnestr asks for up to 3,200 Russian peacekeepers

The authorities in Transdnestr believe Russia should dramatically increase the number of its troops in Moldova’s breakaway republic to 3,200 peacekeepers, said Oleg Belyakov, the head of the Transdnestr delegation to the Joint Control Commission which monitors the peacekeeping mission.

The current peacekeeping force in the conflict zone consists of 402 Russian servicemen, 492 from Transdnestr, 355 from Moldova and 10 military observers from Ukraine.

He said that the number of Russian peacekeepers can be increased to 3,200.

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