National Army Peacekeepers – on Duty in KFOR Mission in Kosovo
CHISINAU, September 24, 2018 — National Army service members deployed to the peacekeeping operation KFOR in Kosovo are carrying out missions in a theater of operations.
According to the Moldovan contingent’s commander, LTC Veaceslav Balan, the peacekeepers are ensuring the guard and protection of Visoki Decane Monastery, a historical monument included in UNESCO World Heritage List.
The source specified that the Moldovan officers and NCOs are also conducting combined patrol — by car and on foot — in the area of responsibility of Multinational Battle Group — West (MNBG-W), stationed in Camp Villaggio Italia base from Pech village, as well as missions at the base’s observation points.
LTC Balan also mentioned that the engineer team of KFOR-9 contingent participates in missions of engineer research, identification, marking, and neutralization of unexploded ordnance in the region and engineer research of the areas reserved for helicopter landing. Veaceslav Balan added that, so far, the Moldovan engineers disposed of about 90 obsolete ammunition and 19 explosive objects.
The KFOR-9 contingent consists of 41 service members out of whom 33 infantrymen, seven engineers and one staff officer who were deployed to Kosovo in June, 2018.