Even as Russian troops have retreated from key neighboring areas, Moldova remains exposed to Moscow's "energy blackmail."
Journalist Michael Bohm spoke about the magnitudes of destruction of the Russian war in Ukraine and NATO's 1999 bombing in Kosovo, Serbia.
The reported deaths come after Russia struck Ukraine with dozens of missiles, knocking out energy infrastructure.
Ukraine's Energy Minister German Galushchenko described Russia's latest attack as the "most massive shelling" since the war began.
The report of the downed missile comes after Russia launched a barrage of strikes across Ukraine on Monday morning.
"Even before they are done with Ukraine, if they reach Transnistria in the process, they will start to have a war there," believes author Yuri Felshtinsky.
Scholar Olga Lautman warned Saturday that former Soviet Union territories could be at high risk of invasion in the wake of Russia's actions in Ukraine.
"Putin has been absolutely clear about his ambitions to create a greater Russia," U.K. Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said in an interview published Friday.
"We are fighting for an educated nation," said the teacher turned soldier. "If I did not give lectures, it would be a sin. Why did I go to war?"
Igor Grosu, Moldova's president of parliament, said his country will continue to provide humanitarian aid to Ukraine amid the Russian invasion.
Recent attacks in Transnistria have sparked concerns among Western officials that the breakaway region or Moldova could be pulled into the war against Ukraine.
Moldova said the attacks in Transnistria are an attempt to destabilize the region from pro-war forces within the territory.
The spate of explosions comes days after Russian Major General Rustam Minnekayev spoke of creating an "exit" to the breakaway Moldovan territory.
Last week, a Russian commander said that the breakaway republic could be a focus for Moscow's war in Ukraine.
The Ukrainian president used Easter imagery in his video address as he told Ukrainians "we believe in the victory of life over death."
"We are now at war with the whole world," said Russian Major General Rustam Minnekayev.
Moldovan Foreign Minister Nicu Popescu said his country would remain neutral and continue pursuit of EU membership.
"We have around 1,500 personnel of the Russian military stationed in the eastern region of the Republic of Moldova, which is a breakaway region," Ambassador Eugen Caras told Newsweek.
More than 100,000 people in Ukraine have already left their homes with thousands escaping into other countries, according to an estimate from the U.N.
Four countries and several airlines have suspended all commercial flight operations amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
"It is my recommendation that Ukraine withdraws her troops from the territory...as soon as possible," Donbas rebel envoy in Finland Johan Bäckman told Newsweek.
The State Department cited the ongoing Russian military action as a prime reason for Americans to stay out of Moldova.
The SkyUp flight was grounded in Moldova as Russian military forces continue to amass on its border with Ukraine.