The Soldiers who Died in Afghanistan Commemorated in All the Military Garrisons
CHISINAU, February 15, 2018 — The military and civilian staff from all the military garrisons attended today commemoration events dedicated to those who died in the Afghan War.
In Chisinau, Minister of Defense Eugen Sturza, the National Army Commanding Officer Corps, together with war veterans and their families, laid flowers at “Feciorilor Patriei — sfanta amintire” Memorial from Riscani district of the capital city. The participants also held a minute of silence in commemoration of those who died on battlefield.
The National Army service members from other garrisons also attended ceremonies commemorating the soldiers who died in the Afghan war. Such ceremonies were organized in Balti, Cahul, Floresti, Ungheni, as well as Edinet, Falesti, Straseni, Glodeni, Nisporeni, Singerei, and Hincesti districts.
About 12,500 Moldovan citizens participated in the 1979 — 1989 Afghan War. 301 of them were killed, four were declared missing and 257 were injured.