The Russian war machine in Transnistria, fuelled by the EU: companies based in Romania, Bulgaria and other states sell diesel to Russian troops despite the international sanctions regime

Investigation by Cătălin Prisacariu, Vitalie Călugăreanu, Sorin Ozon, Oleg Oganov An important part of Moscow’s military machine, although far from Russian territory and geographically cut off from communication with the Russian Federation, is supplied with fuel by countries of the European Union. As a result, an impressive force of war machines and huge amounts of ammunition are ready to take part in Vladimir Putin’s war against Ukraine at any time. This is the so-called „Transnistrian Republic”, a strip of land that stretches along the Eastern border of The Republic Moldova and borders directly on Ukraine. This territory, which has been