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The home to the ministry of state security in Tiraspol, the capital of the breakaway region of Trans-Dniester (also known as Transnistria), was reportedly damaged by several explosions in the disputed territory in Moldova on Monday. Ministry Of Internal Affairs Of Transnistria/AP hide caption

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A soldier and a woman walk past the headquarters for Russian troops in September 2021 in the town of Tiraspol, in Trans-Dniester, a pro-Russian region that declared independence from Moldova but is internationally unrecognized. Russia has stationed 1,500 soldiers in the area. Sergei Gapon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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