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Vice: What the hell is Transnistria, and is Russia about to invade it?

https://news.vice.com/articles/what-the-hell-is-transnistria-and-is-russia-about-to-invade-it?trk_source=homepage-lede

I don’t have much room to comment about the geopolitics of the Black Sea, but this article serves as an amusing reminder that the average American lost track of the ethnic conflicts and breakaway states in/near the Caucasus a very long time ago.

Money quote: “As it stands now, military planners there probably live in fear of a Ukrainian soldier forgetting to set the parking break (sic) on his tank and accidentally conquering them.”

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