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Dniester

(nē`stər), Ukr. Dnister, Moldovan Nistru, Rus. Dnestr, Rom. Nistrul, Turk. Turla, river, c.850 mi (1,370 km) long, forming part of the border between Ukraine and Moldova. It rises in the Carpathian Mts., flows generally SE through SW Ukraine past Halych, Khotin, and Mohyliv-Podilskyy, through Moldova past Tighina and Tiraspol, and empties through an estuary into the Black Sea SW of Odessa. It is navigable below Halych; its tributaries include the Sereth and the Stryy. The Dniester formed the Romanian-Soviet border from 1918 to 1940, when the USSR regained Bessarabia.

Dniester

a river in E Europe, rising in Ukraine, in the Carpathian Mountains and flowing generally southeast to the Black Sea. Length: 1411 km (877 miles)
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PJSC Ukrhydroenergo, Ukraine's largest hydropower company, includes nine power plants on the Dnieper and Dniester rivers - Kyiv, Kaniv, Kremenchuk, Dniprodzerzhinsk, Dnipro and Kakhovka hydroelectric power plants, Kyiv PSPP, Dniester hydroelectric power plant and Dniester PSPP.
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Moldova's proximity to the European Union, the resource deficiencies of its law enforcement agencies, and its limited control of the territory situated on the left bank of the Dniester River, where Moldovan law and by extension, national drug policy are not applicable, has resulted in both the continued transshipment of drugs through Moldova into Europe and in the increased import of synthetic drugs and psychotropic substances into Moldova, both for local use and external distribution outside the country.
There was a good deal of deliberate Russification in the following decades, and the narrow, industrialised, densely populated strip east of the Dniester River ("Transdnistria") wound up with a two-thirds majority of Russian and Ukrainian speakers.
The break-away Trans-Dniester Republic has been set up on the east side of the Dniester River.
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Moldova's proximity to the European Union (EU), the low capacity of its law enforcement agencies, and its limited control of the territory situated on the left bank of the Dniester River, where Moldovan law, and by extension, national drug policy are not applicable, has resulted in the increased cultivation of domestically grown narcotics for both local use and external distribution outside the country.
It's particularly the positioning along the Dniester river that makes the situation extremely hazardous: a single flood and the high concentrations of poison would pollute the natural habitat of some 7 million people in the west of Ukraine and Moldavia.
Furthermore, the Reni terminal will help to increase the volume of grain collected in Ukraine s Budzhak region, which lies along the Black Sea between the Danube and Dniester rivers.