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Contingent KFOR-11 Conducts Missions Specific to Its Mandate in Kosovo

CHISINAU, July 17, 2019 — The National Army service members deployed to the peacekeeping operation KFOR have started their missions in the area of responsibility.

According to the Moldovan contingent’s Commander, LTC Radu Popa, for more that a month of being in Kosovo, the peacekeepers have participated in patrol missions in the operations area, actions of evacuation of the wounded via helicopter, and trainings on crowd control and fire phobia. They have been trained by their colleagues from the Italian Army.

LTC Radu Popa specified that, at the same time, the contingent’s engineer team is learning from the Austrian soldiers techniques of land research in order to find ammunition dating back to the war period.

The eleventh National Army contingent left for Kosovo at the beginning of June, 2019 and will remain there for six months. It consists of 41 soldiers out of whom one staff officer, seven engineers and a platoon of 33 service members.

The contingent is part of the Multinational Battle Group — West (MNBG-W) and is stationed at “Camp Villaggio Italia” multinational base from Pech village.

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