On Monday, July 17, at about 11:30, the police received a message that the body of Khorzhan Oleg Olegovich was found at the place of residence with signs of violent death
the department said.
The leader of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Gennady Zyuganov also announced the murder of a party ally. He confirmed that the head of the Transnistrian Communist Party, Oleg Khorzhan, was killed in his apartment. He noted that the politician was in conflict with the local authorities. For "use of force against government officials" he was previously sentenced to four years. Khorzhan was released in December 2022.
A well-known oppositionist in the unrecognized republic has repeatedly sharply criticized the current government in Moldova and reminded that people in Transnistria survive only thanks to help from Russia.
Earlier it was reported that in May 2023 the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic asked The Kremlin to increase the number of peacekeepers amid worsening security risks. This was told by the head of the PMR representative office in the Russian Federation Leonid Manakov. According to him, initially the contingent of Russian peacekeepers in the republic consisted of six motorized rifle battalions. In 1995, Moscow decided to reduce its strength to two battalions, that is, to 450 people.