For the first time in 18 years, the leader of the unrecognized Transnistria, Vadim Krasnoselsky, is initiating the convocation of a congress of deputies at all levels.

This was reported by Moldova Libera.

The convocation of deputies at all levels entails the gathering of the so-called parliament of Transnistria, as well as district, city, town, and village councils of this region of Moldova under Russian control. Tiraspol organizes such events in case an extraordinary decision is needed. Currently, the official reason for its convocation is cited as “pressure from the Republic of Moldova, which violates the rights and worsens the socio-economic situation of Transnistrians”.

The opposition believes that this assembly will voice a request for Transnistria’s annexation to Russia, and Putin will announce this request on February 29 before the Federal Assembly, which will then decide to satisfy it.

The current congress formally ranks seventh in order. In the years 1990-91, such events were held four times to declare “independence”. The fifth took place in 1995 to approve the “constitution” of the region.

The sixth congress was the most indicative. It took place 17 years ago, in 2006. At that time, all Transnistrian deputies were brought to Tiraspol to consecrate the decision to organize a referendum on the future of Transnistria.

Following the referendum held that same year, the local election commission announced that over 97% of Transnistrians supported Transnistria’s future accession to Russia. However, the referendum changed little — legally, the region was never recognized by anyone, and factually, it was already under Russian occupation. The only consequence — and not an immediate one, but almost 10 years later — was that the Russian flag was declared the second state flag in the region.

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