FEARS rose of a Russian ruse to spark a war in another European state last night after explosions were heard in a Moldovan breakaway state bordering Ukraine.
But analysts fear the incident could be another “false flag” allowing Kremlin spin chiefs to claim Russian speakers are under threat – and need protection.
But a bolstered Russian force could threaten the rest of Moldova – and join up with forces battling to grab the entire southern coast of Ukraine.
Firefighters and ambulances rushed to the scene of the grenade attack, reported yesterday by Russian state mouthpiece TASS.
No one was thought the have been seriously hurt.
Unverified pictures showed broken windows in the state building and two grenade launchers said to have been used in the attack.
Deputy of the Russian-backed Supreme Council Andrey Safonov said: “The shelling of the building by a grenade launcher is an attempt to sow panic and fear.”