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Transfer of Authority between National Army Contingents in KFOR Operation



CHISINAU, December 13, 2018 — The service members of the tenth National Army contingent deployed to the KFOR peacekeeping operation have started their mission in Kosovo.

They took over the duties of the peacekeepers from the ninth Moldovan contingent during a transfer of authority ceremony held at “Camp Villaggio Italia” multinational base from Pech village.

In the presence of Multinational Battle Group — West Commander, Col. Gianfranco Di Marco, and the service members from Italy, Austria, and Slovenia, LTC Veaceslav Balan, Commander of KFOR-9, handed over the flag and his responsibilities to LTC Ion Godoroja, who will be in this position for the next six months.

The tenth National Army contingent consists of 41 service members, out of which seven engineers and a platoon of 33 service members. The Moldovan officers and NCOs will carry out missions of guard and defense of strategic importance facilities and will ensure the security of “Camp Villaggio Italia” and Decane Monastery, as well as will conduct EOD research and identification of explosive objects in the area of responsibility.


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