Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova Wed, 01 Feb 2023 09:48:58 +0000 en hourly 1 Meeting of the Diplomatic Corps accredited in the Republic of Moldova, at the Ministry of Defense Fri, 27 Jan 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova CHISINAU, January 27, 2023 — International cooperation in the field of defense and the development priorities of partnerships for 2023 were the main topics discussed during the annual meeting of the representatives of the diplomatic and military corps accredited in the Republic of Moldova from the member states of the European Union and the North Atlantic Alliance.

Other topics covered were foreign aid programs for military reform and modernization of the National Army, as well as achievements in the field of implementation of defense policy documents. At the same time, those present exchanged opinions on the evolution of the regional security situation and the effects generated by the war in Ukraine.

Minister Anatolie Nosatîi presented, during the event, the priorities of the defense policy for the year 2023, including international efforts. The official also highlighted the importance of international and bilateral partnerships in the context of transforming the defense establishment in line with Western democratic standards.

Anatolie Nosatîi thanked the partners, in this sense, for the support offered to the National Army in the context of expanding the participation of the Moldovan military in international peacekeeping missions, as well as the contribution to strengthening the defense capabilities of the Republic of Moldova.

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FALS Thu, 26 Jan 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova FALS: Armata Națională desfășoară aplicații cu implicarea medicilor civili privind oferirea primului ajutor medical răniților

În mediul online circulă zvonuri potrivit cărora Armata Națională instruiește medicii civili în tratamentul persoanelor rănite în condiţii de război.

Iată de ce, reiterăm îndemnul nostru pentru toți cetățenii să nu cadă pradă dezinformării și speculațiilor.

Armata Națională NU organizează și nici NU preconizează în viitorul apropiat antrenamente cu participarea medicilor civili, privind acordarea primului ajutor medical pentru răniți în cadrul conflictelor militare.

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Moldovan peacekeepers are training for the UNIFIL mission in Lebanon Thu, 26 Jan 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova CHISINAU, January 26, 2023 — The soldiers of the National Army, expected to participate in the Peacekeeping Mission in the Republic of Lebanon — the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), are preparing in accordance with the rules of activity in an international environment.

The training, which takes place between January 9-27 this year, at the Training Battalion — Military Training Base of the National Army, includes both theoretical and practical sessions, based on scenarios specific to international theaters of operations.

The main topics studied relate to the tactics, techniques and procedures used by peacekeepers in peacekeeping operations, including during patrols and the guarding of important objectives. Soldiers also learn survival techniques, first aid and evacuation, as well as how to act in different crisis situations.

The Multinational Peacekeeping Operations Course is conducted in accordance with the National Army Training Plan for the current year.

The officers, sergeants and soldiers, who will be deployed in the mission in Lebanon in February 2023, will operate in the area of ​​responsibility of the Italian Forces Command.

It should be noted that, currently, four Moldovan peacekeepers are active in the headquarters of the UNIFIL operation. They have been deployed in Lebanon since August 2022. Their mandate lasts for six months.

The initiative to deploy the National Army soldiers within the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon supports the objective of intensifying the contribution to ensuring peace by participating in international missions, provided for in the Government’s Activity Program, but also in the context of the implementation of the provisions of Law no.219/2015 regarding the participation of the Republic of Moldova in international missions and operations.

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Fake in the online space Wed, 25 Jan 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova False in the online space about the participation of foreign military/observers/experts/military attachés in the complex tactical exercise held on 24.01-4.02. 2023 by the National Army in all garrisons!

The Ministry of Defense communicates the following:

— the exercise takes place in accordance with the training plan of the National Army for 2023 and has nothing to do with the security situation in the region;

— ONLY Moldovan soldiers are involved in the trainings, on time and on contract;

— the exercise is conducted internally, WITHOUT the presence or participation of foreign military/experts/observers or military attachés from NATO countries;

— such exercises represent an important element in the training system of the National Army, which contributes to maintaining an optimal level of the military’s professional training and the fighting capacity of the subunits;

— The Ministry of Defense informed the society and media representatives in advance about the tactical exercise, through an official communique published on the official page of the Ministry of Defense on January 23, current. Details here:

— exercises of this kind, with the involvement of troops and military equipment, with the execution of combat firing, are carried out periodically and planned, in different garrisons of the National Army.







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The new military attaché of Bulgaria, presented at the Ministry of Defense Tue, 24 Jan 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova CHISINAU, January 24, 2023 — Defense Minister Anatolie Nosatîi had a meeting today with the ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Republic of Moldova, H.S. Evgueni Stoytchev, who introduced the new accredited military attaché for our country, residing in Bucharest, Colonel Lyubomir Rodopski.

The main topics addressed during the dialogue concerned the current state of bilateral cooperation in the field of defense and the development prospects of the partnership.

The parties also discussed the regional security situation, the priorities for the modernization of the National Army in accordance with Western standards, the objectives of strengthening cooperation relations with external partners, including Bulgaria, but also the intensification of the participation of the Moldovan military in missions to maintain peace with an international mandate.

Anatolie Nosatîi thanked, in this regard, the Government of Bulgaria for the political support of the Republic of Moldova’s aspirations within international organizations.

At the end, the officials agreed on strengthening the bilateral dialogue on the defense dimension.

Moldovan-Bulgarian collaboration in the military field started in June 1996.

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More than 700 young men were enlisted into military service within the term Tue, 24 Jan 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova CHISINAU, January 24, 2023 — In the National Army, between January 23-24, currently, the process of incorporation into the military service took place.

According to the head of the Mobilization Resource Management Center and the National Army personnel, colonel Octavian Druta, during the two days, more than 700 young people were enlisted.

The source specified that the recruits passed a preliminary medical examination, carried out by the specialized commissions attached to the territorial administrative-military bodies.

Also, after being assigned to the military units, the young people will attend an initial training course lasting four weeks, after which they will take the military oath.

It should be noted that during the current January 17-19 period, over 500 soldiers who performed their military service within 12 months were transferred to the reserve.

NOTE: In accordance with current legislation, the process of incorporation into military service in the term is carried out four times a year.

Full-time military service in the National Army lasts 12 months, and short-term service — 3 months, for which graduates of higher education institutions are enlisted.

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The National Army conducts training exercises in all military garrisons Mon, 23 Jan 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova CHISINAU, January 23, 2023 — More than 400 soldiers of the National Army are participating, between January 24 and February 4 this year, in a complex tactical exercise with the execution of combat firings from the weapons provided.

The tactical applications with the movement of military equipment will take place at the training grounds of all military garrisons and aim to evaluate the military’s capacities and practical skills within the term and on the contract.

According to the scenario, officers, sergeants and soldiers will also perform other training missions, such as providing medical first aid under real conditions, chemical protection training (CBRN) and others.

The trainings are organized in accordance with the training plan of the National Army for the year 2023 and have nothing to do with the security situation in the region.

NOTE: During the conduct of the tactical exercise, the columns of military vehicles involved in the training will move along the national routes in the north, center and south of the country.

In this regard, we ask citizens not to speculate on the planned training and movement of military equipment.

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Defense Minister Anatolie Nosatîi had a telephone dialogue with his British counterpart James Heappey Mon, 23 Jan 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova CHISINAU, January 23, 2023 — The Minister of Defense Anatolie Nosatîi had, today, a telephone conversation with the Minister of State for the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, James Heappey.

The two officials talked about the current state of bilateral defense cooperation, the prospects for its intensification, as well as the regional security situation.

In this context, Minister Nosatîi expressed his gratitude for the assistance provided by the Government of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the Republic of Moldova and, in particular, to the National Army, through projects and programs aimed at modernizing the defense institution.

Also, Anatolie Nosatîi appreciated the contribution of the British side to the preparation and training of the National Army.

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Moldovan peacekeepers from KFOR-17 reported mission accomplished! (video) Mon, 23 Jan 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova

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.

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The National Defense Strategy and the Military Strategy will be revised in 2023 Fri, 20 Jan 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova CHISINAU, January 20, 2023 — The Ministry of Defence will review its National Defence Strategy and Military Strategy in 2023, in order to update and adjust the state defence policy to the new risks, threats and challenges to military security.

These actions are set out in Chapter 25 of the Government’s Action Plan for 2023, which was discussed today during public consultations held at the Agency for Military Science and Memory.

The event, which also included discussions on general objective 9 “Promoting a peaceful and secure society” of the National Development Plan for 2023-2025, was attended by the leadership of the Ministry of Defence, representatives of central public authorities, non-governmental organizations, academia and development partners.

At the beginning of the meeting, the Secretary of State for Defence Policy, National Defence Planning and Military Interoperability, Valeriu Mija, said that in the current security context, it is important for the institutions responsible for updating the policy documents, strategies and action plans with which the defence institution operates to work together effectively.

During the consultations, the proposals for the reform of the security sector and the adoption of relevant procedures in the areas of crisis management, critical infrastructure protection and combating hybrid threats, an objective set out in the National Development Plan for 2023-2025, were discussed.

At the same time, the objectives of the national launch of the professional development programme in the field of security and defence for civilian personnel of state institutions, the strengthening of the National Army’s contribution to peacekeeping through participation in international missions/operations under the aegis of the UN, NATO, EU, OSCE and others were examined.

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