Public manifestation in Tiraspol, Transnistria, Moldova’s breakaway region organized a military parade with marches and armed forces celebrating the so-called Republic Day and to mark May 9.
The separatist regime presented a parade of tanks from the allegedly Transnistrian army, armored vehicles, cannons, and projectile launchers, known as Katyusha.
On September 2, 1990, the separatist authorities in Tiraspol, dissatisfied with the democratic processes, the officialization of the Romanian language, and the transition to the Latin alphabet in the former Soviet Republic of Moldova. Therefore, the 14th Russian Army stationed on the left bank of the Nistru River and self-proclaimed the region as the Transnistrian Moldovan Soviet Socialist Republic.
As Moldova gained independence in 1992, an armed conflict escalated between Chisinau and Tiraspol, ending with the intervention of the 14th Russian Army, whose units are still present there.
The Tiraspol regime remains unrecognized internationally. The Russian Federation supports it militarily, politically, and economically. The separatist government is considered authoritarian and does not respect human rights, known for the problems created for Romanian schools in the region, smuggling, unjustified arrests, and torture.