National Army distinctions for war veterans in Afghanistan
CHISINAU, February 12, 2021 - Acting Minister of Defense Victor Gaiciuc presented a group of veterans of the war in Afghanistan with distinctions of the National Army, during a meeting held at the headquarters of the defense institution.
The "For the Strengthening of the Brotherhood of Arms" and "For Cooperation" medals were awarded in appreciation of the great successes in the field of activity, the promotion of peace and democracy in the world, the strengthening of inter-institutional cooperation, as well as the occasion of the 32nd anniversary since the withdrawal of the Soviet troops from Afghanistan.
" I invited you to the Ministry of Defense to pay tribute to the heroes of the war in Afghanistan, but also to assure you of my full support, as Minister and President of the National Council on the Problems of War Veterans. Unfortunately, the pandemic has not allowed us to hold meetings with veterans for a long time. However, I hope that we will be able to meet again soon to continue discussions on support and assistance measures. I am open to listening to you and trying together to find solutions so that you have the necessary support. You fully deserve it, because you are an example of sacrifice, devotion and responsibility for the young generation ", said Minister Gaiciuc during the meeting with the veterans.
In accordance with the Government`s provision no. 9 of January 27, 2021, during the current year, war veterans, the families of those who fell in the fighting in Afghanistan and the families of people with disabilities from the war will benefit from social protection services, material aid, and medical assistance.
It should be mentioned that currently, in the Republic of Moldova there are about 8,500 veterans of the War in Afghanistan.