Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova http://www.army.md Sun, 17 Dec 2017 04:20:23 +0000 http://probqdp.com en hourly 1 Oficial american la Ministerul Apărării http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4704 http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4704 Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4704 CHIŞINĂU, 15 decembrie 2017 — Evoluţia cooperării RM-NATO în domeniul apărării, progresele obţinute de Moldova în implementarea pachetului de Consolidare a Capacităţilor de Apărare (DCBI), în special cadrul strategic (Strategia Naţională de Apărare, Strategia Militară), dar şi cooperarea moldo-americană în domeniul apărării au fost discutate de Secretarul de Stat al Ministerului Apărării, Aurel Fondos, Evan Maher, responsabil pe probleme politice din Misiunea SUA la NATO, şi Ben Williams, responsabil pe probleme politico-economice din cadrul Ambasadei SUA.

În acest context, Aurel Fondos a apreciat contribuţia NATO la implementarea Planului Individual de Acţiuni al Parteneriatului Republica Moldova — NATO (IPAP), Procesului de Revizuire şi Planificare a Parteneriatului (PARP), Programului NATO de consolidare a integrităţii în sectorul de securitate şi apărare (Building Integrity Initiative -BII), Rezoluției 1325 a Consiliului de Securitate al ONU, dar şi prevederilor iniţiativei DCBI.

Secretarul de Stat s-a referit, de asemenea, la Proiectul NATO/PpP privind distrugerea pesticidelor şi produselor chimice periculoase din Republica Moldova, realizat cu sprijinul financiar al statelor membre si partenere NATO.

Totodată, Aurel Fondos a reiterat importanţa deschiderii recente a Oficiului de Legătură NATO la Chişinău, activitatea căruia va fi direcţionată inclusiv pe continuarea reformei sectorului de securitate şi de apărare.

La rândul său, responsabilul pe probleme politice din Misiunea SUA la NATO a menţionat că va depune efort în promovarea tuturor proiectelor iniţiate de instituţie în cadrul Alianţei pentru a consolida cooperarea pe segmentul de apărare.

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Contingentul KFOR-7 a revenit acasă http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4702 http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4702 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4702 CHIŞINĂU, 14 decembrie 2017 — Cel de-al şaptelea contingent al Armatei Naţionale, detaşat în Misiunea KFOR, la 2 iunie 2017, a revenit în Republica Moldova.

Contingentul, format din 40 de militari, a fost întâmpinat de conducerea Ministerului Apărării şi Armatei Naţionale, militari şi rude, în cadrul unei ceremonii desfăşurate la sediul instituţiei.

La eveniment, ministrul Apărării Eugen Sturza a declarat că cei 40 de ofiţeri şi subofiţeri moldoveni, prin calitatea misiunilor executate în cele şase luni de mandat, au demonstrat că Republica Moldova dispune de potenţial uman bine pregătit, instruit în conformitate cu standarde moderne, gata să acţioneze în operaţiuni internaţionale de stabilizare şi menţinere a păcii.

De asemenea, Eugen Sturza s-a referit la aprecierile din partea oficialilor NATO, specificând că în cadrul ceremoniei de inaugurare a biroului de legătură al alianţei nord-atlantice la Chişinău, Secretarul General adjunct al NATO, Rose Gottemoeller, a lăudat contribuţia Armatei Naţionale la misiunea KFOR. „Domnia sa a declarat că prin dedicaţie şi profesionalism, militarii moldoveni au demonstrat că reprezintă o contribuţie de valoare la eforturile NATO de consolidare a stabilităţii şi securităţii în Kosovo”, a spus ministrul Apărării.

Cu acest prilej, pacificatorii din KFOR-7 au fost decoraţi cu diplome guvernamentale şi distincţii ale Armatei Naţionale.

Cel de-al şaptelea contingent al Armatei Naţionale, format din 40 de ofiţeri şi subofiţeri, s-a aflat în Kosovo în perioada 2 iunie — 12 decembrie curent. Aceştia au executat misiuni de patrulare, cercetare a terenului, escortare şi asigurare a pazei obiectivelor strategice.

Pacificatorii moldoveni au făcut parte din Forţa Multinaţională de Menţinere a Păcii (KFOR) şi au fost dislocaţi în baza militară italiană Camp Vilaggio din localitatea Pech, Kosovo.

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Catastrofa de la Cernobîl evocată într-o expoziţie tematică http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4700 http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4700 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4700 CHIŞINĂU, 14 decembrie 2017 — Expoziţia tematică permanentă cu genericul „Tragedia de la Cernobîl” a fost inaugurată astăzi la Centrul de Cultură şi Istorie Militară.

Evenimentul, desfăşurat de Asociaţia Obştească „Uniunea Cernobîl din Moldova”, în colaborare cu Ministerul Apărării, face parte din seria de acţiuni dedicate aniversării a 31 de ani de la Catastrofa nucleară de la Cernobîl.

Prezent la inaugurare, consilierul principal de stat al Prim-ministrului, generalul de divizie (r), Ion Coropcean, a menţionat că deschiderea unei astfel de expoziţii are o semnificaţie importantă educativă de cinstire a participanţilor, veteranilor de război, dar şi de consolidare a tuturor cetăţenilor în jurul valorilor celor mai importante: cinste, onoare, demnitate, credinţă Patriei, devotament jurământului, pace, solidaritate.

„Această zi pentru noi este una de respect faţă de bărbăţia şi sacrificiul participanţilor la lichidarea consecinţelor avariei de la Cernobîl şi în numele Prim-ministrului Pavel Filip, îmi exprim solidaritatea cu voi şi cu veteranii de război prezenţi aici, care sunteţi un simbol al demnităţii şi devotamentului”, a spus generalul Coropcean.

La rândul său, Secretarul de Stat al Ministerului Apărării, Vladimir Iliev, a declarat că expoziţia, care cuprinde documente oficiale, fotografii, obiecte personale ale participanţilor la lichidarea consecinţelor avariei de la Cernobîl, vine să aducă în memoria colectivă momentele tragice, dar şi faptele eroice ale celor peste 3 500 de moldoveni implicaţi în evenimentele care au avut loc acum 31 de ani.

„Era nevoie de o astfel de expoziţie ca să nu uităm de ceea ce s-a întâmplat în vecinătatea Republicii Moldova şi salutăm munca cercetătorilor din cadrul Muzeului Militar care au depus eforturi semnificative în documentarea catastrofei, astfel încât toţi noi, de la elevi până la veterani, să păstrăm vie amintirea faptelor eroice ale concetăţenilor noştri din 1986”, a specificat Vladimir Iliev.

În cadrul evenimentului, un grup de participanţi la lichidarea consecinţelor catastrofei de la Cernobîl au primit diplome ale Guvernului.

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Dialog moldo-polonez la Ministerul Apărării http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4698 http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4698 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4698 CHIŞINĂU, 14 decembrie 2017 — Ministrul Apărării Eugen Sturza a avut o întrevedere cu noul ambasador al Republicii Polone în Republica Moldova, Bartlomiej Zdaniuk.

Oficialii au trecut în revistă subiecte prioritare de pe agenda relaţiilor bilaterale, printre care cooperarea pe segmentul militar, şi perspectivele de extindere a acesteia.

În acest sens, ministrul Sturza a apreciat contribuţia Guvernului Poloniei în cadrul Proiectului NATO/PpP privind distrugerea pesticidelor şi produselor chimice periculoase din Republica Moldova, prin evacuarea şi distrugerea a 320 de tone de deşeuri chimice din raioanele Comrat şi Făleşti.

De asemenea, Eugen Sturza a mulţumit pentru ofertele educaţionale acordate de partea polonă pentru instruirea militarilor Armatei Naţionale în instituţiile de profil din Polonia.

La rândul său, Bartlomiej Zdaniuk a declarat că ţara sa este deschisă pentru intensificarea cooperării pe dimensiunea militară dintre Republica Moldova şi Polonia.

Colaborarea militară moldo-poloneză a demarat în 1998.

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Director of General Staff at the Chiefs of Transformation Conference http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4695 http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4695 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4695 CHISINAU, December 13, 2017 — Deputy Chief of General Staff, Director of National Army General Staff, Col. Eduard Ohladciuc, is attending the Chiefs of Transformation Conference (COTC17) that takes place in Norfolk, Virginia, USA.

The event’s theme is “Prepare for tomorrow share the future” and it aims to exchange practices and programs in the area of transformation and to identify new cooperation sectors across the Alliance and Partner nations.

The Conference will be held within December 12-24, 2017 and its agenda also includes topics regarding the innovation and transformation initiatives within the participant countries’ defense sector.

COTC is an annual event organized by the Allied Command Transformation (ACT).

For more details about COTC 2017 access: http://www.act.nato.int/cotc

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Transfer of Authority in KFOR Mission from Kosovo http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4693 http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4693 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4693 CHISINAU, December 12, 2017 — The service members of the eighth 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 seventh 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. Enzo Ceruzzi, and service members from Italy, Austria, and Slovenia, LTC Andrei Taranu, Commander of KFOR-7, handed over the flag and his responsibilities to Maj. Ruslan Varivanov, who will be in this position for the next six months.

The eighth National Army contingent consists of 40 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 the base “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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The OSCE Projects in the Republic of Moldova Discussed at the Ministry of Defense http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4691 http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4691 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4691 CHISINAU, December 12, 2017 — The cooperation between the Ministry of Defense and the OSCE Mission to the Republic of Moldova through the projects conducted by the two institutions was discussed today by Minister of Defense Eugen Sturza and Head of the Mission to our country, Michael Scanlan.

The officials reviewed the joint actions in the sector of weapons and ammunition stockpile management, professional reconversion, and informing the public about the dangers of unexploded ammunition.

Eugen Sturza informed the Head of the OSCE Mission that his priority during the mandate as Minister of Defense will be to modernize the defense sector with investments in infrastructure, to increase the National Army’s participation in peacekeeping operations and to strengthen the bilateral partnership, and the cooperation with international organizations as well.

Regarding the cooperation with the OSCE, the Minister of Defense mentioned the Mission’s contribution to the re-training of 220 National Army officers within resettlement courses, the dismantling and destruction of 50 tons of dangerous ammunition, as well as the public information campaign concerning the danger of unexploded ammunition.

Minister Sturza also appreciated the Mission’s involvement in the Training project on Weapons and ammunition stockpile management that aimed to develop the capabilities of the National Army Weapons and Ammunition Center, to train specialists in the field, to create appropriate and safe storage conditions for ammunition in the National Army’s depots, in compliance with the best international practices.

Michael Scanlan reiterated the Mission’s availability to continue the activities started under the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Defense and OSCE Mission to Moldova on the implementation of the Comprehensive Programme on Small Arms and Light Weapons and Conventional Ammunition, signed on October 28, 2010.

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NATO Liaison Office in the Republic of Moldova Opens in Chisinau http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4688 http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4688 Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4688 Prime Minister Pavel Filip and NATO Deputy Secretary General, Rose Gottemoeller, who is paying an official visit to our country, attended today the inauguration of the NATO Liaison Office in the Republic of Moldova. The ceremony was preceded by a bilateral meeting where the two officials mentioned that the opening of the Office is an important stage in the relationship of the Republic of Moldova with the North Atlantic Alliance that will contribute to strengthen the political dialogue and practical cooperation with NATO, without prejudice to the constitutional neutrality principle of the Republic of Moldova.

Pavel Filip expressed his conviction that the inauguration of the Liaison Office will ensure a resetting of bilateral activities according to the objectives jointly established in the Action Plan of the Republic of Moldova-NATO Partnership for 2017-2019.

“The Republic of Moldova is and wishes to remain a credible partner in the relations with international organizations. Therefore, the active cooperation with both the European Union and NATO are on top of the list in promoting our country’s reformation and modernization objectives that aim to create stability and security for our citizens”, stated Prime Minister Pavel Filip.

The Premier also thanked the Alliance for the assistance offered in different sectors, including the support in national experts’ training. The activity of the Office with civilian status will provide continuity to the current programs implemented with NATO support and will encourage the start of other important projects, such as fight against cyber threats, increase resilience and training for civilian emergency situations, counter-terrorism, and defense and security sector reform.

“With the help of the NATO Office, we plan to conduct public diplomacy actions aimed to objectively inform the citizens about our dialogue with the Alliance and the projects implemented with NATO assistance”, specified Pavel Filip.

NATO Deputy Secretary General, Rose Gottemoeller, underlined that the Office’s opening is the result of the interest shown by Moldovan authorities and of the bilateral cooperation and is a clear sign of the importance placed on the relationship by both parts. The North Atlantic Alliance will continue to support the Moldova’s reforms aimed to improve governance and combat corruption on national level.

“NATO fully respects Moldova’s neutrality, independence and sovereignty. NATO works with many neutral countries, including with Finland, Sweden and Switzerland, as well as with countries with close relations with Russia, such as Armenia. Neutrality does not mean that we cannot be strong partners”, said Rose Gottemoeller.

The Deputy Secretary General also appreciated our country’s contribution to maintaining peace and regional stability, including the deployment of National Army contingents to KFOR operation in Kosovo.

The NATO Liaison Office in Chisinau is a diplomatic mission with experts from states that are Moldova’s development partners, has no military implications and is established in line with the provisions of the Agreement signed by Prime Minister Pavel Filip and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels on November 29, 2016.

Source: Communication and media relations bureau of the Government of the Republic of Moldova

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Military Attaches Meet in Chisinau http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4685 http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4685 Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4685 CHISINAU, December 7, 2017 — The annual meeting of military attaches appointed to the Republic of Moldova was held today at the Ministry of Defense. During the event, the participants discussed the external defense cooperation of the past year.

Minister of Defense Eugen Sturza thanked the military attaches corps and the representatives of OSCE Mission for the support and assistance offered during the reformation process of the national defense system and specified that, through the joint projects and initiatives, the military capabilities of the National Army have been consolidated in key areas, such as military education, training, personnel, technical-material resources, and infrastructure.

“Thanks to you, messengers of the armies that you are representing, we managed to maintain good cooperation relationships with our partners”, said Eugen Sturza.

LTC Tatiana Ionel, Chief of International Cooperation Directorate, reviewed the main external actions carried out by the Ministry of Defense that aimed to achieve and promote de defense sector’s reforms and to improve the military institution’s image on international level.

LTC Ionel mentioned the cooperation with the European Union, NATO, OSCE within various projects, such as: the implementation of the Defense Capacity Building Initiative (DCBI), the participation of National Army service members in peacekeeping operations (KFOR and UN-led missions) and activities conducted in the frame of the Project “Weapons and ammunition stockpile management”, implemented with the support of OSCE Mission in the Republic of Moldova.

LTC Tatiana Ionel also mentioned the contribution of partner armies to the defense system consolidation through joint projects. Among these there are training activities, logistics assistance, and participation in multinational exercises.

According to Tatiana Ionel, in 2018, the main actions of the Ministry of Defense will be oriented towards enhancing the political and strategic framework of the national defense sector and strengthening the legal and institutional framework, the development of international defense cooperation on bilateral and multinational level, increasing the National Army’s contribution to regional and international stability.

The President of the Defense Attaches Association, LTC Jeffrey Alan Muir, appreciated the availability of the Ministry of Defense to inform the military diplomats about the institution’s priorities for 2018, thus contributing to the identification of new opportunities for strengthening the defense cooperation.

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, 29 military attaches are appointed to the Republic of Moldova. Five countries — Romania, the USA, Russian Federation, Poland, and Ukraine — have military diplomats based in Chisinau, the rest are based in Bucharest, Kiev, Belgium, and the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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A New National Army Contingent Joins KFOR Operation http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4680 http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4680 Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4680 CHISINAU, December 4, 2017 — “Thanks to you the Republic of Moldova is among the countries contributing to the stability and security on the European continent and this fact makes all of us proud. You are creating a new, modern image of the National Army”. The statement was made by Prime Minister Pavel Filip during the deployment ceremony of the eighth National Army contingent to the KFOR Operation in Kosovo that was held today, at the Ministry of Defense HQ.

Pavel Filip specified that the NATO-led mission is an example of consolidation of the European continent, while for the Republic of Moldova is a chance to contribute to international security.

Ambassador of Italy in the Republic of Moldova, Valeria Biagiotti, mentioned that the National Army’s participation in the KFOR mission proves that Moldova whishes to promote peace and stability on international level. “Italy expresses its high appreciation for Moldova’s availability to participate in KFOR alongside the Italian contingent that has the mission to continue the important role of guaranteeing the regional sovereignty”, said the Ambassador.

Minister of Defense Eugen Sturza thanked the Italian and American partners, the Government, Parliament, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, as well as the citizens of the Republic of Moldova for the trust they put into the 40 service members of the KFOR-8 and into those almost 300 National Army officers and NCOs who, so far, have participated in the KFOR operation.

“All these service members, through their performance, proved that the defense institution has a well-trained peacekeeping potential that is harnessed today not only in Kosovo, but also in other missions where the army of the Republic of Moldova is serving alongside other countries’ armies, contributing to global security”, said Eugen Sturza.

The eighth National Army contingent consists of 40 service members, out of which seven engineers and a platoon of 33 service members that will carry out missions of security and guard of military facilities, as well as patrol missions.

The Moldovan service members will be part of Multinational Battle Group — West and will be stationed at the Italian military base Camp Villaggio from Pech village, Kosovo.

The mission of KFOR-8 contingent in Kosovo will last six months.

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