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National Army Contingent KFOR-8 – One Month in Kosovo Mission



CHISINAU, December 8, 2018 — The National Army service members from the eighth contingent deployed to the peacekeeping operation KFOR in Kosovo are carrying out peacekeeping missions in the area of responsibility.

Contingent Commander, Maj. Ruslan Varianov, mentioned that, firstly, the Moldovan officers and NCOs have been trained by their colleagues from Italy and Slovenia on crowd control and driving military vehicles.

According to the source, so far, our peacekeepers have been guarding Decane Monastery and “Camp Villaggio Italia” base in Pech village, where the contingents of Multinational Battle Group — West (MNBG-W) are settled. Also, the Moldovan service members have been carrying out missions of patrol and EOD research.

The KFOR-8 contingent consists of 40 service members out of whom seven engineers and a platoon of 33 infantrymen. Their mission in Kosovo will last six months.


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