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Service Members Remember Comrades Dead in Dniester War

CHISINAU, March 2, 2013 — National Army service members attended the commemoration events dedicated to heroes dead in war for the defense of integrity and independence of the Republic of Moldova.

This morning, all the officers and non-commissioned officers of all the military units of the country participated in the commemoration events carried out in churches and cathedrals of the country and laid flowers to the monuments of the fallen heroes of Dniester war.

In Chisinau, the National Army leaders, along with the authorities of the country, members of Government, MPs, service members and 1992 war veterans, laid flowers at Stefan cel Mare’s monument downtown the capital city. The event was followed by a Memory March with the participants walking from the Marii Adunari Nationale Square to Maica Indurerata (Grieving Mother) Monument of Eternitate Memorial, where they laid flowers within a commemoration meeting.

During the meeting, President Nicolae Timofti, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, stated the 1992 Dniester War is the saddest moment of the history of the Republic of Moldova. At the same time, it will always be an act of heroism and courage shown by thousands of our citizens. “Men and women, civilians and military, responded to the appeal of the authorities of those times to defend their homeland. We owe all our consideration to the participants in the events held 21 years ago and those that lost their lives in this war”, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces said.

At the same time, the National Army Museum launched the exhibition “Martyrs of Nation”, dedicated to heroes dead in the war of defense of the Republic of Moldova. The inauguration ceremony brought together the President of the Republic of Moldova, Nicolae Timofti, leaders of the Ministry of Defense, ministers, MPs, service members and veterans. The exhibition displays official papers, letters from the battlefield, and 1992 war veterans’ personal things.

Over 30 thousand people participated in the 1991-1992 Dniester War that killed over 300 military and civilians and injured 3500 people.

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