The “independent” state of Trans-Dniestria has graciously “offered” to “host” Russian missile bases if the United States goes ahead with plans to station missile bases in Romania and Bulgaria:
Trans-Dniester leader Igor Smirnov said Russia had not yet asked it to be a host but any request would be approved.
“Asked?” “Request?” How generous of them.
In a separate development, the Moldovan prime minister and Romanian interior minister symbolically removed the barbed wire fence which has stood since Soviet times, and reopened a border crossing across the river Prut between the two countries.
The new Moldovan government, elected last summer, has sought closer ties with Romania and the European Union and has given up the pro-Moscow orientation of its predecessor.
Oh. Now I get it.