Transnistria in 1992

        Ever since the fall of 1991, after the putsch from Moscow, the Romanians in Transnistria, in fact the majority group, who were open to the ideas coming from Chisinău, who used their mother tongue in public places - had been humiliated, thrown out of employment, threatened with expulsion. In this atmosphere induced by Smirnov, a foreigner from Kamchatka, in February 1992, thousands of Romanian women and children crossed the Dniester. The Cossacks appeared, and Moscow released the prisoners who were sent as volunteers to Tiraspol. The Romanian intellectuals and mayors were arrested, beaten, abused to the point of disfigurement. Some of them disappeared without a trace, others were found shot to death in ditches or on the banks of the Dniester. The main television station Ostankino incited to war: “the Russians are in danger on ancestral land
        Yeltsin’s Moscow Tiraspol sent General Rutskoi to Tiraspol, bringing grist to the separatists’ mill, and directly inciting them to war. A general, the commander of the 14th Russian Army, threatened to occupy Bucharest in 6 hours! Smirnov and his people threatened to blow up the hydroelectric dam from Dubasari. Therefore, the women and children stormed the crossing fords of the Dniester. They were shot at like 60 years before (see Genocide in Transnistria. 1931-1933).
        The Romanian villages were shot at with machine guns, mineand grenade mortars, with ground missiles,from tanks. At Coșnița they fired anti-hail rockets at the kindergarten. At Corjova,the Romanian houses were blown up. At Cocieri, a teacher was thrown into a well where she drowned, the father being shot in front of the children. At Molovata, a car with a pregnant woman, holding a 6-month old baby girl in her arms,was blown up. Men were caught, beaten, sprayed with gasoline and burned. At Tiraspol, after being raped, a girl was thrown from upstairs and died in unfathomable pains. Children and young people were found drowned on the Dniester,bound with trellises around their necks and feet. A funeral procession in Cosnita was machine-gunned... The village Cosnita was at the foot of the Traianu hill, from where Smirnov’s criminal forces literally hunted the villagers down. There were over 600 militia and Cossacks there, armed to the teeth with ultramodern Soviet equipment. They attacked the women and children who desperately tried to escape across the Dniester. It was a matter of survival for all in the strictest sense of the word. Then, on 14 to 17 March, the locals helped by the young police, stormed the Traianu hill, many of them dying, but the Cossacks were driven away with casualties from the village. This is how the "burunduci" appeared, Ilascu and the others. Eventually, a truce was concluded between the government in Chisinău and the criminal authorities from Tiraspol. But the Cossacks repeatedly fired at the trenches dug by the locals and the police deployed from Chișinău. The latter did not answer back, but continued to die!
        The information war was won by Moscow, because there was the mechanism of routing imperial policy. That is how history was written in 1992, in Transnistria. A history that paralysed the politicians in Bucharest, where the KGB influence prevails. A history completely ignored by the mercantile West, probably still in the grips of the Russian and Hungarian intelligence services (see Larry L. Watts, "With Friends Like These").

Moldavian patriots stand up against Russian aggression in 1992 at Nistru

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