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Defense Minister Inspects KFOR Contingent

Chisinau, February 10, 2014 — Defense Minister, Vitalie Marinuta, inspected today the National Army contingent that will be deployed to KFOR mission.

The Minister of Defense checked the peacekeepers’ equipment and ammunition. “The contingent was supplied in accordance with Kosovo mission standards, like their Italian partners. Moreover, the Ministry of Defense purchased additional supplies estimated at about 155 thousand MDL”, Vitalie Marinuta said.

The commander of the Moldovan contingent, LTC Roman Ceban, stated that all the servicemembers that will leave for Kosovo were trained and tested in compliance with the European standards.

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 approved by the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova on November 1, 2013

The contingent of the Republic of Moldova will consist of a platoon of 33 servicemembers, that will carry out security, guard and patrol missions, a team of 7 EOD engineers, as well as a staff officer.

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