Nato's most senior military commander said on Sunday that Russia had amassed a large military force on Ukraine's eastern border, and warned thatMoldova's separatist Trans-Dniester region could be the Kremlin's next target.
General Philip Breedlove, Nato's supreme allied commander, described the Russian force that began exercises 10 days ago as very, very sizeable and very, very ready.
"There is absolutely sufficient force postured on the eastern border of Ukraine to run to Trans-Dniester if the decision was made to do that. That is very worrisome," Breedlove said.As Trans-Dniester is located to the south-west of Ukraine, I am at something of a loss how the Russian forces on the eastern border of Ukraine could readily access Trans-Dniester. Nor would they need to, as there are already 1200 Russian troops located in Trans'Dniester.