Former Minister of Defense of Moldova told whether there will be an attack on Odessa
Anatol Șalaru noted that only 30% of the contingent in Transnistria consists of Russians.
The risks of an attack by the Russian army on Odessa have decreased. The contingent located in the unrecognized Transnistria is not enough for an offensive.
According to the former Minister of Defense of Moldova, Anatolie Salaru, only 30% of the Transnistrian contingent consists of Russians, the rest "leave to milk the cow in the evening."
"There is a limited contingent in Transnistria. Now it is much less than 2 thousand people (since we banned the rotation of these military men, and they were forced to hire local ones). Only 30% of them are Russians who came to do military service. Most officers come to work in the morning, and in the evening, they milk a cow. That is, they are an army of amateurs, not professional soldiers. And although Russian saboteurs remain there, they will not be able to conduct military operations. They do not pose any threat to Ukraine. In the first months of a full-scale war, they even slept only on the street, in sleeping bags. Because if the Russian military men who entered Ukraine on February 24 sometimes did not know where they were going, then those in Transnistria understood: if they went to fight, they would be sent to be slaughtered. They were scared and demoralized. These are not trained military men," the ex-minister noted.
At the same time, he noted that the Russian contingent was dangerous in February, but not now.
"These military gangs posed a threat at the beginning of a full-scale war, when there was a risk of landing in the south, joining forces in Transnistria. But now this danger has passed. The Russian Federation does not have enough forces to attack Odessa and move further to Chisinau or Tiraspol," Șalaru summed it up