KFOR-3 National Army Contingent Returns Home
CHISINAU, December 11, 2015 — The third National Army contingent deployed for six months in KFOR operation in Kosovo returned home. During a ceremony held at the Ministry of Defense, the peacekeepers were awarded Governmental diplomas and National Army medals.
Minister of Defense, Anatol Salaru, said that, while in Kosovo, the Moldovan peacekeepers proved that they are well-trained, flexible, and know how to face challenges. The Minister mentioned that their performance was appreciated by their colleagues from other participating armies. “You had the honor to serve together with military from different countries and I am sure you learned many things from them. But, at the same time, your duty was to fulfill your mission in an excellent way that is worthy of appreciation”, specified Anatol Salaru.
Commander of KFOR-3 contingent, Maj. Ianac Deli, stated that the Moldovan service members, together with colleagues from Italy, Austria, and Slovenia, contributed to maintaining the stability and to control the situation in the areas of responsibility. The soldiers carried out patrol, territory search, escort, and guard missions.
The KFOR-3 contingent consisted of 41 service members and served in Kosovo within June 6 — December 8, 2015.