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Activities Conducted by Contingent KFOR-8 in Three Months of Mandate

CHISINAU, March 7, 2018 — The National Army contingent deployed to the peacekeeping operation KFOR in Kosovo is carrying out missions in the area of responsibility.

According to contingent’s Commander, Maj. Ruslan Varivanov, during the three months in Kosovo, the Moldovan service members have been ensuring the security of strategic importance facilities including “Camp Villaggio Italia” base from Pech village and conducted patrol missions in the region.

The source specified that, in this period, the Moldovan peacekeepers were trained by their Italian, American, Slovenian, and Austrian partners on medical evacuation, crowd control, and engineer research within specialized courses.

The National Army officers and NCOs also learned wrestling techniques and conducted shooting drills together with service members from other contingents.

KFOR-8 contingent left for Kosovo in December, 2017. The contingent consists of 40 professional service members.

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