Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova Tue, 11 Dec 2018 02:12:11 +0000 en hourly 1 National Army Service Members Trained on How to Prevent Corruption Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova CHISINAU, December 7, 2018 — The General Inspection Directorate (GID) is conducting training sessions regarding the corruption phenomenon, its dangers, and the consequences of being involved in actions of corruption.

According to chief of GID, Col. Victor Pirtina, the activities are organized in cooperation with National Anticorruption Center in the National Army units. During the sessions, the military and civilian staff is informed about the new normative framework regarding whistleblowers, in compliance with Law 122/2018.

The source specified that the training has the objective to inform and consolidate the National Army staff’s knowledge on the assessment of professional integrity, conflicts of interest, whistleblowers’ protection, the legal framework of gifts, liability for corruption acts, connected acts and corrupt behavior.

The training is organized on the occasion of International Anticorruption Day that is marked yearly on December 9 and is part of the Action Plan regarding the implementation of the National Integrity and Anticorruption Strategy for 2017-2020, as well as the Action Plan on reducing the risk of corruption within the Ministry of Defense for 2018-2019.

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A New National Army Contingent Leaves for Kosovo (video) Thu, 06 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova

CHISINAU, December 6, 2018 — The Republic of Moldova will increase its presence in international theaters of operations and peacekeeping missions, thus contributing to the European and international security. The statement was made by Minister of Defense Eugen Sturza during the ceremony organized today at the Ministry of Defense for the deployment of the tenth National Army contingent to the peacekeeping mission KFOR.

Eugen Sturza mentioned that only the service members who are best-trained, rigorously selected, and have all the requirements for participation are to leave for Kosovo. The Minister of Defense urged them to represent the National Army in the KFOR missions with professionalism.

“You will carry our State Flag and will make the Republic of Moldova known in Kosovo. I encourage you to gather knowledge from our partners, from modern armies that are participating in this mission and, when you return home, to implement here the best practices,” said the Minister of Defense to the Moldovan peacekeepers.

Eugen Sturza thanked the US and the Italian Governments for the support offered for the deployment and the presence of the National Army contingent in the KFOR operation.

Chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of Italy in Chisinau, Antonio Ionio, mentioned that his country appreciates and supports Moldova’s will to contribute to Europe’s stability and security and that Italy is happy to host a new platoon of Moldovan soldiers within Multinational Battle Group West of the KFOR mission in Kosovo that is under its command.

The tenth National Army contingent consists of 41 service members out of whom one staff officer, seven engineers and a platoon of 33 infantrymen who will carry out missions of security and guard of military facilities, as well as patrol missions.

The Moldovan service members will leave for Kosovo on December 8 and will be stationed at “Camp Villaggio Italia” multinational base from Pech village, Kosovo. Their mandate will last six months.

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The Honor Guard Marches in the Triumph Arch Square in Bucharest Sat, 01 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova CHISINAU, December 1, 2018 — The service members from the National Army Honor Guard Company marched today in the Triumph Arch Square from Bucharest within the parade organized on the occasion of the National Day of Romania. The event was also attended by National Army Commander, Brig. Gen. Igor Cutie.

The 26 Moldovan officers and NCOs saluted alongside military from Albania, Bulgaria, Canada, Czechia, Croatia, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Romania, Slovakia, USA, Turkey, and Ukraine.

The National Army military formation was commanded by Maj. Vasile Ojoga, while the State Flag was carried by Sgt. Victor Goblija.

This year, the parade from Bucharest brought together almost 4,000 service members and specialists from the Romanian law enforcement structures with over 200 vehicles and about 50 aircrafts, including 500 service members from allied and partner countries.

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Strategic Planning to the Attention of National Army Commanding Corps Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova CHISINAU, November 30, 2018 — Representatives of North Carolina National Guard, USA, paid a working visit to the National Army during November 26-30, 2018.

The visit had the objective to exchange experience in the field of strategic planning.

The American service members met with National Army Commander, Brig. Gen. Igor Cutie and officers from the commanding corps of the Ministry of Defense and General Staff. The main subjects discussed were related to long-term planning with a focus on developing defense action plans and strategies.

The action is part of the Moldovan-American cooperation plan for 2018.

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Representatives of the Ministry of Defense at the Romanian-USA and Republic of Moldova Defense Forum Thu, 29 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova Chisinau, November 29, 2018 — On November 28, a delegation of the Ministry of Defense, led by General State Secretary Radu Burduja, attended the Romanian-USA and Republic of Moldova Defense Forum organized in Bucharest.

On this occasion, the General State Secretary thanked for the invitation offered for the first time to our country to participate in this event organized by the Ministry of National Defense of Romania and the American-Romanian Business Council. Radu Burduja said that this Forum is an efficient platform for identifying cooperation opportunities on both bilateral and trilateral level, as well as between ministries and American and Romanian defense industry companies.

“The Ministry of Defense has the objective to build the National Army capabilities, with a focus on acquiring modern equipment and vehicles and in order to reach this objective that is part of the Moldovan defense sector’s reformation, we need to initiate a transparent cooperation with the defense industries of partner countries,” said the General State Secretary.

While in Bucharest, Radu Burduja met with State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dan Neculaescu. The official appreciated the constant and efficient cooperation with the Republic of Moldova in the fields of logistics, defense capacity building, military education, standardization of training for National Army military, as well as increasing interoperability between armies.


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Exchange of Experience between Military Jurists of the Republic of Moldova and USA Thu, 29 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova CHISINAU, November 29, 2018 — A group of service members from the US defense institutions is paying a visit to the Republic of Moldova within November 27-29, 2018, in order to exchange experience in the field of responsibility with the representatives of law services of the Ministry of Defense and General Staff.

According to chief of Law Directorate of the General Staff, Col. Viorel Remesovschi, the activity has the objective to build the defense institution’s juridical capacities in the framework of the implementation of the Defense Capacity Building Initiative (DCBI) and to identify possible means of assistance for the National Army.

The source specified that the subjects discussed during the meetings of the American and Moldovan jurists were related to operational law, planning a juridical career in the army, cooperation with civilian law bodies and internal security bodies.

The experts’ group will also meet with the General State Secretary, Radu Burduja, in order to review the Moldovan-American juridical cooperation and the opportunities for its reinforcement.

In June, 2018, American military jurists paid a familiarization visit to the National Army military units, in order to familiarize themselves with the activity of jurist officers and to identify the issues faced by them while conducting their service.

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The Honor Guard at Military Parade in Bucharest Wed, 28 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova CHISINAU, November 28, 2018 — A National Army contingent will participate in the Military Parade from Bucharest organized on Saturday, December 1, on the occasion of the National Day of Romania.

The Moldovan platoon consists of 26 officers and NCOs of the Honor Guard Company and will march in the Triumph Arch Square alongside military from Albania, Bulgaria, Canada, Czechia, Croatia, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Romania, Slovakia, USA, Turkey, and Ukraine.

The National Army formation will be commanded by Maj. Vasile Ojoga, while the State Flag will be carried into the Triumph Arch Square from Bucharest by Sgt. Victor Goblija.

The Republic of Moldova has been participating in the Military Parade from Bucharest since 2014.

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Veteranii războiului din Afganistan vor fi decorați cu Crucea comemorativă Wed, 28 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova Chișinău, 28 noiembrie 2018 — Veteranii de război, participanți la acțiunile de luptă din Afganistan, vor fi decorați cu Crucea comemorativă „Participant la acțiunile de luptă din Afganistan (1979-1989)”. Comisia securitate națională, apărare și ordine publică va propune plenului Parlamentului aprobarea proiectului de lege.

Crucea va fi o distincţie de stat comemorativă şi se va conferi cetăţenilor Republicii Moldova care au participat la acțiunile de luptă din Afganistan în perioada 24 decembrie 1979 — 15 februarie 1989 în cadrul contingentului limitat al trupelor militare sovietice în Afganistan.

Distincția reprezintă o cruce greacă mare, așezată peste o cruce greacă mai mică, totul de argint. În mijlocul crucii, este reprezentată în relief silueta frontală a monumentului principal din cadrul Complexului memorial „Feciorilor Patriei — Sfântă Amintire” din Chișinău, de aur.

Circa 8 500 de participanți la persoane vor primi distincțiile. Pentru confecționarea acestora, în bugetul de stat pe anul viitor, au fost prevăzute mijloace financiare în sumă de circa 2,5 mln de lei.

Proiectul distincției a fost elaborat de Uniunea Veteranilor Războiului din Afganistan a Republicii Moldova și definitivat în comun cu Comisia Națională de Heraldică.

La 15 februarie 2019 vor fi marcați 30 de ani de la retragerea contingentului limitat al trupelor militare sovietice din Afganistan.

Direcția comunicare și relații publice a Parlamentului Republicii Moldova

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Military Attaches Corps Reunites in Chisinau Tue, 27 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova CHISINAU, November 27, 2018 — Minister of Defense Eugen Sturza met today with the military attaches appointed to the Republic of Moldova during a session conducted at the Ministry of Defense.

The event was attended by representatives of the National Army Commanding Corps and chiefs of departments of the Ministry of Defense and included a presentation of the defense institution’s activity during 2018, with a focus on bilateral cooperation and the main achievements on foreign level.

In this regard, Minister Sturza appreciated the personal contribution to the reformation of the national defense system of the 27 military attaches and the assistance of the countries and international organizations that they are representing.

“The joint projects and initiatives implemented both in Chisinau and in other European and American capitals helped us to develop and build the military capabilities of the National Army in areas of major importance, such as military education, staff’s training, improvement of technical-material resources, and renovation of infrastructure. It is certain that there is still a lot to be done in this regard and that is why we continue to rely on your expertise,” said Eugen Sturza.

The military diplomats have been informed about the main actions of the Ministry of Defense during the past year, among which the “Professional Army” Program, National Defense Strategy, and Military Strategy.

There have also been presented the projects that are to be launched and implemented in the National Army, such as standardizing the logistics and training system, creating the EOD center, building capabilities on managing the ammunition stockpiles. These projects will contribute to the transformation and modernization of the defense institution.

The military attaches’ meeting organized by the Ministry of Defense is an annual event. It aims to familiarize the military attaches corps with the National Army’s current stage of development.

Currently, 27 military attaches are appointed to the Republic of Moldova. Six countries — Romania, the USA, Russian Federation, Poland, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Ukraine — have military diplomats based in Chisinau, the rest are based in Bucharest, Kiev, and Warsaw.

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Minister Sturza and Ambassador Hogan Talk about the Moldovan-American Defense Cooperation Mon, 26 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova CHISINAU, November 26, 2018 — Minister of Defense Eugen Sturza and the new Ambassador of the USA in the Republic of Moldova, Dereck J. Hogan, reviewed today the bilateral cooperation and talked about the opportunities of intensifying the Moldovan-American defense dialogue.

On this occasion, Minister Sturza informed the American diplomat about the most recent achievements of the military reform, with a focus on the project of professionalizing the National Army, development and approval of strategic documents, and starting certain programs aimed to enhance the quality of life for the sector’s military and civilian staff.

Eugen Sturza also thanked for the constant support of the US Government for the modernization of the National Army through assistance and training programs oriented towards consolidating Moldova’s defense system. In this regard, the Minister referred to the training of service members in specialized educational institutions from the USA, where, so far, about 500 soldiers have studied, providing equipment and vehicles, as well as the joint activities and exercises conducted together with the North Carolina National Guard.

The Minister of Defense mentioned the USA’s contribution to the renovation of the National Army Military Training Base from Bulboaca in the framework of Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI) that had the objective to create optimal training conditions for Moldovan service members.

Ambassador Hogan appreciated the achievements obtained by the Ministry of Defense in implementing the defense reform and stated that the United States of American will continue to support the National Army’s modernization through assistance projects and programs.

The two officials also talked about the regional situation and the settlement of the Transnistrian conflict by peaceful means.

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