According to the prosecutor's office, the terrorist attack in Transnistria was planned to take place in the central Tiraspol, with the perpetrators plotting to eliminate top government officials.
An assassination attempt on Transnistria's leader Vadim Krasnoselsky has been thwarted, and the suspects have been detained and are confessing, the breakaway republic's State Security Ministry said in a statement.
According to the ministry, the terror attack was being plotted against a number of officials of the unrecognized republic by Ukraine's Security Service. The Transnistrian leader is currently at his workplace and carrying out his duties as usual, the breakaway republic's Foreign Minister Vitaly Ignatiev said in a statement.
Ignatiev said that Transnistria will ask Ukraine to provide all the necessary information about the botched terror attack, and will appeal to the participants of the 5+2 format on the Transnistrian settlement in order to prevent an escalation of tensions.
He added that the breakaway republic might raise the issue with the permanent members of the UN Security Council in order to draw attention to the thwarted attack.
In the meantime, authorities are working on various scenarios to respond in the event of an attack by Ukraine, the minister said.