Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova http://www.army.md Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:59:18 +0000 http://probqdp.com en hourly 1 National Army Peacekeepers – on Duty in KFOR Mission in Kosovo http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=5249 http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=5249 Mon, 24 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=5249 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.

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Soldiers from Balti Garrison Take Military Oath http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=5246 http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=5246 Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=5246 CHISINAU, September 21, 2018 — The soldiers enlisted in “Moldova” Brigade took today the military oath during a ceremony held in Balti. The event was attended by representatives of the National Army Commanding Corps, local public authorities, soldiers’ parents and relatives.

At the ceremony, Deputy Chief of General Staff for defense resources, Col. Mihail Buclis, congratulated the over 180 soldiers and asked them to be responsible, disciplined, and perseverant during the military service.

Col. Buclis added that, starting with this year, the National Army is joined by professional military and encouraged the young soldiers to join the team of contract-based officers and NCOs at the end of their 12 months mandatory military service.

The activity included wresting exercises, exhibitions of weapons, military equipment and vehicles.

After taking the military oath, the soldiers get a four-day leave.

The mandatory military service lasts 12 months.

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State Secretary of Ministry of Defense at the Conference "Women, Peace and Security" http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=5244 http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=5244 Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=5244 CHISINAU, September 21, 2018 — State Secretary Vladimir Iliev attended the High Level Conference on “Women, Peace and Security” held in Baku, Azerbaijan during September 19-20, 2018.

During the event organized by NATO Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan, there were addressed subjects related to the regional implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and NATO Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council’s Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security.

The best models and practices to promote and integrate gender perspectives, options to enhance operational effectiveness by increasing the participation of women in international missions and operations, to prevent and combat sexual violence, gender violence and sexual harassment within armed conflicts were the most important topics discussed at the conference.

The conference was attended by NATO Deputy Secretary General, Rose Gottemoeller, NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security, Clare Hutchinson, representatives of the United Nations Development Programme, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan, UN Women in Azerbaijan, Ministries of Defense of different states, representatives of the academic environment and civil society from Azerbaijan and other countries.

Vladimir Iliev is the chair of the Gender Equality Coordinating Group of the Ministry of Defense and member of the permanent interaction strategic group for carrying out the actions included in the Action Plan on the Implementation of the National Program for the Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security for 2018-2021, approved on March 28, 2018.

The activity is part of the measures undertaken in order to achieve the objectives included in the Action Plan regarding the Implementation within the National Army of the National Program for the Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security for 2018-2021, approved on July 12, 2018.

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Shooting Drills at “Fire Shield” Exercise (video) http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=5242 http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=5242 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=5242

CHISINAU, September 20, 2018 — The military participating in the multinational exercise “Fire Shield-2018” conducted today shooting drills using National Army’s artillery systems and infantry weaponry. The action was part of the Distinguished Visitors Day attended by representatives of the Government, Parliament, ambassadors and military attaches appointed to the Republic of Moldova.

Minister of Defense Eugen Sturza mentioned that the National Army’s combat capacity building means creating better training conditions for conscripts and service members, intensive trainings, investing in infrastructure, acquiring weaponry and ammunition and it is one of the priorities of the Ministry of Defense’s leadership. At the same time, “Fire Shield” exercise is included in the objectives of army’s reformation.

“What you see today is the result of the work of a team of professional military and our partners. I think we can give them a good mark for how the Moldovan, Romanian, and American military worked together. We will continue to organize similar activities because only through joint trainings can we become interoperable and participate in peacekeeping missions”, said Eugen Sturza.

During the event, Prime Minister Pavel Filip mentioned: “The Republic of Moldova is not able to support a large army, but we are obligated to have a well-trained and professional army. And, of course, I wish for you to use your weapons only during military exercises and trainings”.

The multinational exercise “Fire Shield-2018” is conducted at the National Army Military Training Base from Bulboaca during September 17-21, 2018. The exercise brings together over 800 service members from the National Army’s artillery and infantry subunits, representatives of the Carabineer Troops Department, and contingents from Romania and the United States of America.

The exercise’s goal is the subunits’ joint training and to increase the level of interoperability between the armies of partner countries.

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Military from Cahul Learn About Integrity in Peace Support Operations http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=5240 http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=5240 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=5240 CHISINAU, September 20, 2018 — The service members of “Dacia” Brigade are attending a training course on “Building Integrity in Peace Support Operations” held in Cahul garrison, within September 17-20, 2018.

The activity is organized by General Inspection Directorate (GID), with the support of NATO Liaison Office, and aims to train the participants on identifying and preventing possible corruption acts that could negatively affect the international peacekeeping missions.

According to deputy head of GID, Col. Anatolie Ceban, during this period, the officers and NCOs from the Cahul unit are studying basic notions about personal and professional integrity and NATO’s anticorruption efforts within current peacekeeping missions.

The source specified that the training has also practical elements with scenarios having the goal of putting the acquired knowledge to use and is held by a team of NATO experts.

The course “Building Integrity in Peace Support Operations” is part of a series of actions undertaken by NATO in order to facilitate understanding regarding corruption risks, their impact on defense institutions, and the identification of practical actions aimed to build integrity, increase transparency, and enhance responsibility in the defense sector.

The activity is part of the NATO’s Building Integrity Program for the defense and security sector and is organized for the third time in the Republic of Moldova.

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Military Attaches Visit “Dacia” Brigade http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=5238 http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=5238 Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=5238 CHISINAU, September 19, 2018 — Today, the defense attaches appointed to the Republic of Moldova paid a fact-finding visit to “Dacia” Brigade stationed in Cahul city.

During the visit, the 23 military diplomats from Belarus, Czechia, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, USA, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, and the OSCE Mission to the Republic of Moldova familiarized themselves with the Brigade’s structure, role and missions, the training objectives for this year, and the external activities that will involve the unit’s conscripts and contract-based staff.

The attaches also observed “Dacia” Brigade’s infrastructure, military vehicles, and weaponry.

According to chief of Strategic Planning Directorate of the General Staff, Col. Sergiu Vicol, the visit was conducted at the request of the military attaches corps and had the goal to strengthen the bilateral military relationships.

This year, the defense attaches appointed to our country paid similar visits to three National Army units.

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National Army Staff Trained on Public Procurement Management http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=5237 http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=5237 Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=5237  

CHISINAU, September 19, 2018 — The General Inspection Directorate of the Ministry of Defense (GID) conducted today an Integrity in Procurement Workshop.

According to head of GID, Col. Victor Pirtina, during the activity, the staff responsible for public procurement was trained by representative of NATO Political Affairs and Security Policy Division Emmanuel Huntzinger.

The source added that the seminar focused on the ways of consolidating integrity in the defense sector’s procurement and is part of a series of actions undertaken by NATO in order to facilitate understanding regarding corruption risks, their impact, and the identification of practical actions aimed to build integrity, increase transparency, and enhance responsibility in the defense sector.

The activity is part of the NATO’s Building Integrity Program for the defense and security sector and was organized in Chisinau for the second time with the support of NATO International Secretariat.

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The Partnership between the Republic of Moldova and Italy Discussed at Ministry of Defense http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=5235 http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=5235 Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=5235 CHISINAU, September 19, 2018 — Minister of Defense Eugen Sturza and Ambassador of Italy in the Republic of Moldova Valeria Biagiotti talked about the bilateral military cooperation during a meeting held at the defense institution’s headquarters.

The talks were also attended by military attaché of Italy, Col. Andrea Tiveron, and included subjects related to the defense sector’s reformation, the joint participation in peacekeeping operations, and other topics of mutual interest.

Minister Sturza thanked the Italian Government for ensuring logistics for the National Army contingents within KFOR peacekeeping operation in Kosovo and for this year’s donation of military equipment and vehicles.

Eugen Sturza also referred to the training opportunities offered to National Army military and public servants in Italian educational institutions and the financial contribution of Italy to the implementation of the NATO/PfP project on the disposal of pesticides in the Republic of Moldova.

Valeria Biagiotti appreciated the good results of the Moldovan contingents within KFOR mission and specified that Italy is available to continue to support the National Army of the Republic of Moldova through the identification and implementation of new projects that will benefit both armies.

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The General State Secretary of the Ministry of Defense Pays Visit to Brussels http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=5233 http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=5233 Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=5233 Chisinau, September 18, 2018 — General State Secretary Radu Burduja met with NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Defense Policy and Planning Jonathan Parish in Brussels.

The officials talked about the defense cooperation of the Republic of Moldova with NATO with a focus on the projects implemented in our country with the Alliance’s support and the participation of National Army contingents in KFOR operation in Kosovo.

Thus, the talks focused on the Defense Capacity Building Initiative through which NATO offered expertise for the development of strategic documents — National Defense Strategy and Military Strategy.

The officials also referred to the NATO/Partnership for Peace project regarding the disposal of pesticides and chemicals in the Republic of Moldova, a project finalized in June, 2018 with the disposal of over 3,245 tons of pesticides collected throughout Moldova’s territory.

Radu Burduja thanked the NATO official for the contribution to our country’s defense sector’s reformation and requested NATO’s support for the implementation of stage II of DCBI which includes military capabilities building.

The General State Secretary is paying a visit to Belgium within September 17-19, 2018 where he is attending an Alumni workshop of the George C. Marshall Center East.

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Experts of the International Committee of the Red Cross at Ministry of Defense http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=5231 http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=5231 Mon, 17 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=5231 Chisinau, September 17, 2018 — Minister of Defense Eugen Sturza and National Army Commander, Brig. Gen. Igor Cutie met today with a group of experts of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) who are paying a working visit to the Ministry of Defense.

The officials assessed the current stage of cooperation between the defense institution and the ICRC and the main achievements in the area.

In this regard, the Minister of Defense appreciated ICRC’s contribution to the training of jurists, psychologists, military deployed to KFOR, as well as professors of the Military Academy of Armed Forces “Alexandru cel Bun” (MAAF).

Eugen Sturza also thanked for the assistance offered by the ICRC for the setting up of two international humanitarian law classrooms at the MAAF, publishing of some specialized brochures for the military units and the availability to support National Army’s efforts aimed to secure the ammunition depots.

According to Col. of justice Viorel Remesovschi, chief of the Law Department of the General Staff, while in Chisinau, the ICRC experts will meet with representatives of the Ministry of Defense, National Army General Staff, and the Military Academy of Armed Forces in order to identify new cooperation projects.

The ICRC delegation will also hold training seminars regarding the International humanitarian law for the representatives of the National Army’s law service, personnel and training services.

The activity takes place within September 17-21, 2018 and is part of the Moldova’s Cooperation plan between the Regional Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross and the National Army General Staff for 2018.

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