TRANSDNIESTER ARMS DUMPS: THE CAUSE OF A SECOND KARABAKH WAR?
Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 15
Moscow’sdecision to downgrade the 14th Russian army could loose weapons into thepopulation, just as Soviet loss of control had done before the Karabakh warstarted, Obshchaya gazeta (no. 20) reported. Saying that the situation inthe Transdniester region of Moldova was “painfully reminiscent” of theCaucasus in 1987-88, the paper said that rumors that Moscow had already lostcontrol of the ammunition dumps there had attracted militants from Chechnya,Abkhazia, the Crimea, and even Lithuania. And, it said, officials fromUkraine and Moldova were also seeking ways to obtain weapons from thesesites. Such reports will cause even more Russians to oppose the DefenseMinistry’s plans to dismiss the 14th army’s controversial commander, Gen.Aleksandr Lebed.
Kazimirov’s Four Steps To A Karabakh Peace.