From the Russian point of view, hostile forces east of the Dniester River could threaten Odessa, and they see no reason to leave the Dniester regardless of how benign conditions appear right now. There was driving to be done, and it was time to get cool Want girl Tiraspol a in. I know you may think I am crazy, but I truly believe in this theory. Time for me to get some hand in this game, and wrap up this little charade. Aside from the visible Russian presence, there is also a secret Russian military base in the north of Transnistria. According to them, smuggling to and from Transnistria consists mainly of chicken and alcohol. It is really just the Russian 14th Army stationed in Transnistria that is preventing a resumption of the conflict.