26 years have passed since the Transnistria War

Multiple events will be held today in Chisinau to mark 26 years since the Transnistria War. 

Flowers will be laid at the commemorative plaques form the Ministry of Internal Affairs and at the statue of Ştefan cel Mare şi Sfânt.

Following, a rally will be organized from the Great National Assembly Square and to the Eternitate Memorial Complex. A commemorative feast will also be organized to honor fallen soldiers.

In September 1990, Tiraspol declared independence and two years later, in March 1992 war broke out.

One of the first clashes between the Moldovan government and separatists occurred in Dubăsari. As Moldova lacked an army at the time, the Police was dispatched.

Forces of the 14th Army stationed in Transnistria, had fought with and on behalf of the PMR forces.

Settlements Dubăsari, Corjova, Coşniţa, Cocieri, Roghi, Tighina and Varniţa became battlefields. According to Defense Ministry, 286 people lost their lives and another 284 were injured.

A ceasefire was declared on 21 July 1992, which has held. 

Troops of the 14th Army remains to this day in Transnistria.

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