26 Apr 2022 11:57

Moldovan Security and Intelligence Service says closely monitoring fluid situation in Transdniestria

CHISINAU. April 26 (Interfax) - The Security and Intelligence Service of Moldova (SIS) has reported the continuous close monitoring of the situation in Transdniestria in a statement made on Tuesday morning in the context of the Transdniestrian explosions.

The service urged "the public to stay calm" and noted that, "SIS officers are monitoring the fluid situation in real-time."

"The information provided to decision-makers is classified. It serves as a basis for the elaboration of formal stances and is relayed to the general public if necessary," the statement said.

The service said it "has stepped up efforts to gather information essential for the prevention of actions that might affect the security climate in Moldova, including the efforts taken in close collaboration with the national law enforcement agencies."

"At the same time, we urge the public to calm down and not to spread information coming from unverified sources, especially the information that fuels hate and war. Given the complexity of the situation, we count on the responsibility and critical thinking of Moldovan citizens," the service said.

Two explosions rocked the TV and radio center in Transdniestria early on Tuesday morning, causing damage to re-transmission antennas. There was a series of explosions in the edifice of the Transdniestrian State Security Ministry on Monday. Neither of the incidents caused casualties.

Schools in Transdniestrian cities are having classes online on Tuesday amid the threats. Kindergartens and educational establishments in the countryside are operating as usual.