20 years since the war on Nistru commemorated in Moldova
Moldova commemorated yesterday 20 years since the armed war on Nistru. Hundreds of statesmen and veterans of the war brought flowers at the memorial and at the Monument of Stefan cel Mare to remember those who died in the conflict between Moldova and Transnistria.
The veterans of the war said with pain and tears in the eyes that the event remained in their hearts. They have hoped for a change and the war wasn’t supposed to happen.
Present at the commemorative events, the acting President of Moldova, Marian Lupu said that he is grateful for the veterans’ dignity in thinking and action.
“Today is the day when we commemorate what happened 20 years ago. We are here to say once again that Moldova is not a temporary country; it is a state which was given by the history and by God. Today I want to express my homage toward the parents, children and spouses of those 300 men who died in the war,” said Marian Lupu.
According to official reports, more than 300 people died as a result of the armed conflict on Nistru, while 3,500 people remained disabled.
The armed conflict between Moldova and Transnistria broke out in March 1992 and a ceasefire was enabled in July of the same year.