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“Peace Shield-2015” in Balti



CHISINAU, June 18, 2015 — Within June 16-19, the peacekeeping exercise “Peace Shield — 2015” is held at the Military Training Center of Brigade “Moldova” from Balti.

According to Col. Andrei Sevcenco, Commander of the exercise, this year, the exercise aims to assessing operational capabilities of a motorized infantry company and a group of EOD engineers of the 22nd Peacekeeping Battalion for participation in international peacekeeping missions in compliance with the Operational Capabilities Concept (OCC).

Col. Sevcenco mentioned that the 130 participating servicemembers carry out missions on various training sites, while being assisted and counseled by experts from Germany, France, Azerbaijan, and Turkey on best practices in theaters of operations.

According to the exercise scenario, the Moldovan peacekeepers have to search civilians’ body and search the vehicles at the checkpoints, ensure the security of strategic facilities, and control of the crowds, convoy escort, as well as medical evacuation and first aid.

Col. Sevcenco said that the trainings of the 22nd Battalion are evaluated by 10 national observers and an OCC expert from Austria.

Minister of Defense, Viorel Cibotaru, paid a visit to the Military Training Center of “Moldova” Brigade observing the development of the “Peace Shield” exercise. Viorel Cibotaru stated the importance of assessing the professional training of National Army servicemembers in compliance with international standards. The Minister said that such exercises support the achievement of a major goal of the National Army — participation in multinational peacekeeping missions.

The National Army joined OCC in 2007. This concept is a cooperation tool within the Partnership for Peace Program designed to implement Western standards in the training and evaluation process of declared units and readiness of Republic of Moldova for taking part in multinational peacekeeping operations. in; text-align:justify;mso-line-height-alt:11.7pt;background:white’>According to the exercise scenario, the Moldovan peacekeepers have to search civilians’ body and search the vehicles at the checkpoints, ensure the security of strategic facilities, and control of the crowds, convoy escort, as well as medical evacuation and first aid.

Col. Sevcenco said that the trainings of the 22nd Battalion are evaluated by 10 national observers and an OCC expert from Austria.

Minister of Defense, Viorel Cibotaru, paid a visit to the Military Training Center of “Moldova” Brigade observing the development of the “Peace Shield” exercise. Viorel Cibotaru stated the importance of assessing the professional training of National Army servicemembers in compliance with international standards. The Minister said that such exercises support the achievement of a major goal of the National Army — participation in multinational peacekeeping missions.

The National Army joined OCC in 2007. This concept is a cooperation tool within the Partnership for Peace Program designed to implement Western standards in the training and evaluation process of declared units and readiness of Republic of Moldova for taking part in multinational peacekeeping operations.


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