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see Trans-Dniester RegionTrans-Dniester Region
or Transnistria,
region (2004 preliminary pop. 555,000), E Moldova, between the Dniester River and the Ukrainian border. A narrow territory some 120 mi (195 km) long but barely 20 mi (32 km) across at its widest, the Trans-Dniester Region has a
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Moldova's pro-Russian breakaway republic, Transdnestr, has been fighting for autonomy since the Soviet collapse.
Russian defence analysts have said that Moscow should not react to Smirnov's proposal, as Transdnestr is merely playing a beneficial political card.