Parliament Approves Deployment of Moldovan Troops to KFOR Mission
CHISINAU, November 1, 2013 — Republic of Moldova will deploy a contingent of 41 servicemembers to the international peacekeeping operation in Kosovo, as part of the Multinational Peacekeeping Force (KFOR). The decision was taken today by the Parliament of Republic of Moldova.
The contingent will consists of a platoon of 33 servicemembers that will carry out security, guard and patrol missions, an EOD team of 7 servicemembers, as well as a staff officer. Republic of Moldova will supply the troops with ammunition, individual and special equipment for the mission.
National Army started participating in UN-led peacekeeping operations in 2003. Since then, 86 Moldovan servicemembers have been engaged in missions in Cote d’Ivoire, South Sudan, Georgia and Kosovo.
The National Army has currently 10 servicemembers in UN-led peacekeeping missions. An officer from the Ministry of Defense currently works in New York, USA, within the UN Department for Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO).