- The Next One: Moldova’s Transnistria Region Said To Seek Russian Accession!?
by Tyler Durden, www.zerohedge.com
Many had feared (or expected), fallout from Crimea’s referendum and subsequent accession to Russia may embolden ethnic minorities in many bordering nations to seek self-determination. It appears that is taking place in Moldova where Vedomosti reports that Mikhail Burla, head of the Transnistria region’s legislature, has asked Russia’s Duma for draft laws on accession to Russia to be altered to allow the region to join. The timing of this move is surreal as headlines appeared this morning that Europe is looking to speed up its “association” with Moldova. In a 2006 referendum, over 97% of Transnistrians voted to join Russia…
Who is next?
And it appears #1 Transnistria is indeed next…
Moscow-based newspaper cites letter from Mikhail Burla, head of Transnistria’s legislature, to the head of Russia’s State Duma.
Letter asks for Russian draft law on accession to Russia to be altered to allow for Transnistria to join, says current draft bill would only allow for Crimea to join Russia
2006 referendum in Transnistria saw 97.2% vote to join Russia, Burla cited as saying in letter