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Contingent KFOR-10 Starts Peacekeeping Missions in Kosovo

CHISINAU, January 30, 2019 — The National Army contingent deployed to the peacekeeping operation KFOR in Kosovo have started their missions in the area of responsibility.

According to contingent’s commander, LTC Ion Godoroja, the Moldovan soldiers are involved in missions of guard and defense of very important facilities, including Decane Monastery, missions of security at “Camp Villaggio Italia” from Pech, and patrol in the operations area. At the same time, the engineer team is searching the terrain in order to find and identify the ammunition dating back to the war period.

LTC Godoroja specified that, in December, the Moldovan officers and NCOs have been trained by their colleagues from Hungary, Croatia, Italy, and USA on fire phobia, crowd control, evacuation of wounded by helicopter, and driving military vehicles.

The KFOR-10 contingent left for Kosovo in December, 2018 and consists of 41 service members, out of which seven engineers, a platoon of 33 infantrymen, and one staff officer. Their mission in Kosovo will last six months.

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