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Ukraine Has a New Military Attaché to Chisinau

CHISINAU, December 13, 2016 — Minister of Defense Anatol Salaru met today with Ambassador of Ukraine in the Republic of Moldova, Ivan Hnatyshyn, who presented Col. Vadym Pavliuk, the new Ukrainian military attaché to our country.

Anatol Salaru congratulated him on his appointment and expressed the conviction that the new military attaché will make efforts to strengthen the bilateral military cooperation, with a focus on identifying new projects in the defense sector, which would be beneficial for both armies.

Ambassador Ivan Hnatyshyn mentioned that, over the past few years, the Moldovan-Ukrainian partnership has developed and that this course must be continued. The official highlighted that Col. Pavliuk, who has a vast experience in this sector, will have an important role in achieving this objective.

The meeting was also attended by Col. Ihor Olefirenko, who ended his mandate in Chisinau. On this occasion, Minister of Defense Anatol Salaru awarded him the medal “For Strengthening the Brotherhood in Arms” and thanked the Colonel for the efforts made for developing the cooperation between the two armies.

Col. Olefirenko said that it was an honor for him to be a military attaché in our country and mentioned that, during his mandate, he met professional service members committed to their service who were always open to new initiatives of cooperation between the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Moldova and the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

The new military attaché of Ukraine to the Republic of Moldova, Col. Vadym Pavliuk served in the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, as well as the Military Academy in Kiev. Within 1998-2002, Col. Pavliuk was assistant to the Ukrainian military attaché in our country.

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