Multiple explosions have been reported in the Moldavian breakaway region of Transnistria have left world leaders worried that the war in Ukraine had bled over into neighboring Moldova.
Transnistria is what's left of the former communist government of Moldova, filled with Russians and Russian loyalists alike after formally declaring independence in 1990 .
It's had relative autonomy since 1992, allowed to keep Soviet (Now Russian) troops in the region as part of a peace deal between Moldova and the breakaway region.
Now that decision may have come back to bite Moldovans in the ass, as radio towers and military targets were hit by what locals called: “Mysterious Explosions”.
Transnistrian authorities have squared the blame on Ukrainian commandos following similar attacks in Russia.
No casualties have been reported by the strikes near their capital Tiraspol, but military targets were badly damaged.
Russia's concerned as of the estimated 150,000 total troops in the Transnistrian Army, 1,500 of them are Russian's garrisoned there since the Moldovan Civil War in 1992.
The government in Tiraspol has issued an Anti-Terrorism Alert in the separatist state, which involves a curfew and alibis to be submitted by all civilians.
The Kremlin has announced in the wake of this attack more soldiers and equipment to be sent to Transnistria.
Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky has denied his country's involvement and insists that like the oil depots hit in Russia over the past couple of weeks, was the work of a false flag operation headed by Russia.
If a flare-up does present itself in Transnistria, Moldova could plunge into a second civil war.
Moldova is home to tens of thousands of Ukrainian refugees that fled from the war, but with this news some have gone farther west into neighboring Romania and Poland.
Russian president Vladimir Putin has vowed to protect all Russian civilians in former Soviet Republics and Warsaw Pact states, along with Russians inside their Baltic enclave of Kaliningrad (Formally the Prussian Free State which was annexed by the Soviet Union after WW2).
Kaliningrad is home to Russians, Prussians, Poles, and Germans that have played with seceding from Russia and re-establishing Prussia.
However, independence movements in the former Germanic nation have been suppressed since the 1950's.
Germany and Poland wish not to interfere in the Kaliningrad conflict, despite both having claims on the lands now part of Russia.
Transnistrian authorities stated that: "We will act with retaliation against Ukraine if provoked further".