Explosions rock Moldova after Russia suggests it could be its next target in Europe

At least two blasts this morning targeted radio antennas that broadcast Russian programs in Maiac, a town around seven miles from Moldova’s border with Ukraine, according to officials in the Trans-Dniester region.

They come a day after several explosions believed to be caused by rocket-propelled grenades were reported to have hit the Ministry of State Security in the city of Tiraspol, the region’s capital.

A view of destroyed radio antennas following the blasts, near Maiac, Moldova on Tuesday.

A view of destroyed radio antennas following the blasts, near Maiac, Moldova on Tuesday. (Transdniestrian Interior Ministry/Handout via Reuters)

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The Security Council of Trans-Dniester on Tuesday also reported damage to a military unit in the village of Parcani. They did not offer further details on that incident, but declareda red level of terrorist threatand promised to impose additional security measures in the region.

The Kremlin is aware of the explosions in Trans-Dniester, with spokesman Dmitry Peskov saying Tuesday that the situationelicits concernat the highest levels of Russian government.

Moldovan President Maia Sandu, in response, has called for a meeting Tuesday of the country’s Supreme Security Council.

Authorities stand guard in front of radio antennas in Maiac following the blasts Tuesday.

Authorities stand guard in front of radio antennas in Maiac following the blasts Tuesday.

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