Moldovan Peacekeepers Return Home!
CHISINAU, June 9, 2017 — The Moldovan peacekeepers who were deployed for six months in KFOR operation in Kosovo returned home. On this occasion, the service members received diplomas of the Government of the Republic of Moldova and National Army medals, during a ceremony held at the Ministry of Defense. The event was attended by National Army Commanding Officers Corps, military attaches to our country, and families of the service members.
Gheorghe Balan, Vice-Prime Minister for Reintegration, appreciated the performance of the KFOR-6 contingent and specified that it is important for our country to contribute, alongside international partners, to stabilization and peacekeeping efforts.
Deputy Defense Minister Gheorghe Galbura congratulated the officers and NCOs and mentioned that, while in Kosovo, the Moldovan peacekeepers proved that the National Army has service members who are well-trained and ready to carry out peacekeeping missions wherever needed.
The sixth National Army contingent ended its mission in Kosovo on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 and it was replaced by another contingent of 41 Moldovan service members commanded by Col. Andrei Taranu. The transfer of authority ceremony took place at “Camp Villaggio Italia” multinational base from Pech village, Kosovo.