The embassy's public diplomacy team has also used technology in other successful outreach initiatives, one of which forged connections with teachers and youth in the separatist region of Transnistria
, where American engagement is limited.
Moreover, it could be argued that recognizing Transnistria
does not serve the national interests of Russia and China.
World attention may be focused on Ukraine but there is the potential for crises in Georgia, Transnistria
and Armenia-Azerbaijan to explode.
Establishing non-governmental organizations such as youth, minority, or separatist civil organizations (as it did in Estonia, Transnistria
, and South Ossetia).
Bulgaria and Romania could send fighters after Russia's Deputy PM Rogozin while he was traveling to Transnistria
via Bulgarian airspace, as he wrote on Twitter.
A similar division occurred in the newly created Moldavia, wherein the ethnic Russians in the eastern portion of the republic declared their own autonomous stated called Transnistria
Most significantly, NATO believes the events in the Ukraine followed a broader Russian strategy to promote instability along its border territories, including Transnistria
, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and Nagomo-Karabakh, as a means of attaining regional control.
It said only that the leaders "discussed various aspects of the situation in Ukraine, including the possibility for international involvement in restoring stability'' and that the pair had also talked about constitutional reform in Ukraine and another troubled region of Eastern Europe, the separatist Transnistria
region of Moldova.
Meanwhile, America last night approved an emergency PS6million to beef up the borders of Moldova amid fears that the ex-Soviet state's Transnistria
region will be Mr Putin's next landgrab target after Crimea.
US general Philip Breedlove raised the prospect that the Kremlin could also seek to take control of Transnistria
, a Russianspeaking part of Moldova.
Last week the chairman of its legislature appealed for legislation going through Moscow's parliament to absorb Crimea to be extended to allow Transnistria
to join the Russia Federation.
General Breedlove raised concerns about the position of Transnistria
, a restive part of western Moldova where separatists have already demanded to join Russia.