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General Cutie at Yavoriv

“The National Army is one of the best ambassadors of the Republic of Moldova abroad. Your performances recorded within Rapid Trident 2011 Multinational Exercise speak about the Moldovan servicemen’ professionalism”, Gen. Igor Cutie, Commander of the National Army Land Force Command, stated during the activities organized for the leaders of the countries participating in “Rapid Trident 2011” exercise. The event was held July 28, at Yavoriv Training Site from Ukraine.

Thus, Gen. Igor Cutie met with the National Army servicemen and familiarized with their living and working conditions. Gen. Cutie thanked the Moldovan staff for the great performances shown during the Rapid Trident 2011 exercise. The official called them to be challenging and brave in everything they do at the exercise. “I wish you success in the following week of the applications. Do not hesitate to prove the best skills a Moldovan serviceman has always had”, Gen. Cutie said.

During the official visit to Yavoriv, Gen. Cutie met with Gen. Col. Ghenadii Vorobiev, Land Force Commander of the Ukrainian Army, and Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, U.S. Army Europe Commander. Hertling has highly appreciated the Moldovan servicemen’s achievements within the exercise. The US Commander stated, “The Moldovan army is well-prepared. I follow them often in everything they do and I can definitely give them high marks for that”. Hertling also told about the intention to visit Republic of Moldova in order to familiarize with our military men’s training process.

The activities also included a briefing on Rapid Trident 2011 exercise, a visit to the Land Force Academy in Lvov, as well as some tactical exercises demonstrated at Yavoriv Training Site.

The Moldovan servicemen have also demonstrated some checkpoint control operations and a tactical exercise using the new weapons of the Ukrainian military — Miles laser system for the local and international mass-media. Moreover, the Special Operations Battalion servicemen performed jumps from IL — 76 aircraft at a 600-meter altitude. The National Army paratroopers were awarded the paratrooper badge of the 80th Independent Airborne Troops Regiment.

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