The Russian President is now planning to invade Moldova which is the poorest country in Europe as Russia has outlined their “second stage” of the war.
Putin is planning to establish control over the Donbas region and all of Southern Ukraine which will provide Russia with a land corridor to Crimea which also gives them full control over the ports.
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Rustam Minnekaev, deputy commander of the Central Military District warned that by having control over Southern Ukraine this will provide the Russian army with access to Moldova’s breakaway region of Transdniestria.
Transdniestria borders the Ukraine and Kyiv fears that the area could then be used to launch fresh attacks on the country.
Minnekaev said, “Since the beginning of the second phase of the special operation, it has already begun just two days ago, one of the tasks of the Russian army is to establish full control over the Donbas and Southern Ukraine.
“This will provide a land corridor to the Crimea, as well as influence the vital facilities of the Ukrainian military forces, the Black Sea ports, through which agricultural and metallurgical products are supplied to other countries.
“Control over the South of Ukraine is another outlet to Transnistria, where there are also facts of oppression of the Russian-speaking population.
“Apparently, we are now at war with the whole world, as it was in the Great Patriotic War, the whole of Europe, the whole world was against us.
“And now it’s the same, they never liked Russia.”
He added: “Control over the south of Ukraine is another way to Transdniestria, where there is also evidence that the Russian-speaking population is being oppressed.”
Moldova parliament speaker Igor Grosu revealed his country have taken another a step towards “EU integration.”
He wrote on Twitter, “Today, the Republic of Moldova has taken another important step towards EU integration.
“The completed accession questionnaire was handed over to the EU Ambassador.”