Any actions in the temporarily occupied territory of Moldova – in Transnistria, which will threaten Ukraine, will receive an appropriate response, however, destabilization in this region should be avoided. This was stated by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during a meeting with media representatives following negotiations with Moldovan President Maia Sandu in Kyiv.
He said that at a meeting with his Moldovan counterpart, the issue of threats from the territories temporarily occupied by Russia was discussed.
“If it happens, I think it’s a global mistake. We receive certain signals, they are unpleasant. But these people in Transnistria should know: for us it will be not a strike, but a slap. And we will definitely respond with a strike,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy said, answering journalists’ questions about whether he has information about a possible strike from Transnistria.
At the same time, Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed the need to maintain a stable situation in the region.
“I believe that first of all we should all make efforts to prevent destabilization in the region. We demonstrate this in every possible way. We are currently fighting with Russia on our land, although you have seen repeated missile strikes from Belarus as well,” he said.
The President also noted that the Belarusian people do not support the war against Ukraine, and shelling and attacks from the territory of Belarus are carried out by Russian troops.
Maia Sandu, for her part, noted that Moldova is monitoring the situation in Transnistria, and assured that in the event of threats, her country will inform its partners.
“We would like to make sure that there is no situation that could destabilize the situation. Our institutions continue to monitor the situation, and, of course, if something happens that causes concern, we will take action and inform our partners,” said the President of Moldova.