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Title: Cobasna  
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Subject: Andreevca, Tiraspolul Nou, Blijnii Hutor, Bîcioc, Beloci
Collection: Communes of Transnistria
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Cobasna (Romanian; Ukrainian: Колбасна; Russian: Колбасна, Kolbasna) is a commune situated in northern Transnistria, Moldova, composed of three villages: Cobasna, Cobasna station and Suhaia Rîbniţa (Сухая Рыбница). It is controlled by the authorities of Transnistria. It is located 2 km from the Ukrainian border, in the Rîbniţa District. Cobasna is the site of a Russian, and formerly Soviet ammunition depot, one of the largest of its kind in Europe.

The majority of the original ammunition has either disappeared or has been removed from Cobasna under Moldovan demands that the "weapons dump" of Transnistria be removed. Transnistrian sources claim that the U.S. State Department recognizes that the process of removal of Russian munitions and equipment has been carried out with efficiency during 2003.

Today, around 22,000 tons of military equipment and ammunition reportedly remain there,[1] guarded by Russian troops.


  1. ^ (Romanian) Cristian Delcea, "Agonia limbii române în Transnistria", Adevărul, December 3, 2012

External links

  • OSCE arms control and disarmament

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