KFOR-2 Contingent Returns Home
CHISINAU, June 11, 2015 — The second National Army contingent deployed to KFOR operation returned today from Kosovo. The Ministry of Defense conducted a ceremony during which the peacekeepers were awarded National Army medals. The event brought together the leadership of the institution and relatives of the servicemembers from the KFOR-2 contingent.
Minister of Defense, Viorel Cibotaru, appreciated the performance of the officers and NCOs from the Moldovan contingent. The Minister specified that it is our country’s duty to support international partners in their efforts for stability and peace.
Chief of Main Staff, National Army Commander, Brigadier Gen. Igor Gorgan said that the peacekeepers return home with more experience gained in a theater of operations, so this will help to improve our servicemembers’ training on peacekeeping operations.
KFOR-2 contingent spent in Kosovo nine months. The contingent consisted of 41 servicemembers, out of which one staff officer, 7 EOD engineers, and a platoon of 33 servicemembers that carried out security, guard and patrol missions.
The second National Army contingent ended its mission in Kosovo, Tuesday, June 9, and was replaced by another Moldovan contingent of 41 servicemembers, led by Maj. Ianac Deli. The authority transfer ceremony was held at “Camp Villaggio Italia” multinational base.