Georgia 2008, Ukraine 2014: Is Moldova Next? Briefing of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, May 6, 2014   [open pdf - 300KB]

This is the May 6, 2014 briefing titled "Georgia 2008, Ukraine 2014: Is Moldova Next?" delivered to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe. From the opening statement of David Killion: "I want to welcome our speakers as well as our audience to this important briefing to examine Russia's intention toward Moldova and Transnistria, its secessionist region, in the face of growing violence and instability in southeastern Ukraine. This briefing is occurring at an urgent time, as violence in Odessa, which borders Moldova, continues to escalate, aided and abetted by Russia. In fact, we heard some information indicating over the weekend that many of the individuals arrested for violently attacking peaceful demonstrators for Ukrainian unity in Odessa were actually Russian nationalists and residents of Transnistria. At the same time, Ukrainian authorities reported that arms found in the building where over 30 of the individuals instigating violence and secession were tragically killed last Friday also originated from Transnistria and Russia." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Eugen Carpov, Paul Goble, and Stephen Blank.

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