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Boats moored on the banks of the Dniester River outside Tiraspol. Also known as Trans-Dniestr or Transdniestria, Transnistria is located mostly on a strip of land between the Dniester River and the eastern Moldovan border with Ukraine. It broke away from Moldova in 1990, triggering a civil war (11/1990 - 07/1992), and although a de facto independent state, governed by the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (PMR), it is not recognised internationally.