Moldovan peacekeepers from KFOR-17 reported mission accomplished! (video)
CHISINAU, January 23, 2023 — The KFOR-17 National Army contingent has returned to the country, after the execution of the peacekeeping mission in Kosovo.
On this occasion, the peacekeepers were decorated with distinctions and diplomas, in an official ceremony that took place today in Military Camp 142.
Present at the event, Defense Minister Anatolie Nosatîi congratulated the 41 soldiers for their contribution to maintaining international peace and stability.
“I carefully followed your performance in the KFOR peacekeeping operation and found that during the six months you were in Kosovo, you did your duty in a professional manner. This was also confirmed by the leadership of the Western Regional Command of the mission, which makes me happy and makes me proud of our peacekeepers. At the same time, now upon returning to the military units, I urge you to share with your colleagues the experience gained from the peacekeepers from other armies with whom you were active in the mission”, said Minister Nosatîi.
The event was also attended by the Chief of the General Staff, Brigadier General Eduard Ohladciuc, the Ambassador of the United States of America, HE. Kent D. Logsdon, Italian ambassador to our country, HE. Lorenzo Tomassoni, as well as the body of accredited military attachés for the Republic of Moldova.
It should be noted that, on January 18, in the Camp Villaggio Italia military base in the town of Pech, the exchange of authority ceremony took place between the contingents of Moldovan peacekeepers, in the presence of the leadership of the Western Regional Command.
The KFOR-17 contingent, made up of 41 soldiers, has been in Kosovo since July 2022, with the peacekeepers performing security and guarding, patrolling and intelligence missions.