Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova http://www.army.md Sat, 10 Jun 2023 04:43:58 +0000 http://probqdp.com en hourly 1 Militarii în termen ai Armatei Naționale au depus jurământul militar http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=8290 http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=8290 Fri, 09 Jun 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=8290 CHIȘINĂU, 9 iunie 2023 — Circa 230 de militari în termen ai Armatei Naționale au depus, astăzi, jurământul militar.

Ceremoniile solemne de depunere a jurământului militar au fost desfășurate în Regimentul de Stat Major ,,General de brigadă Nicolae Petrică’’ și Brigada de Infaterie Motorizată ,,Ștefan cel Mare’’, din capitală.

Prezent la evenimentul organizat în Brigada de infanterie motorizată ,,Ștefan cel Mare’’, șeful Marelui Stat Major, comandant al Armatei Naționale, general de brigadă Eduard Ohladciuc i-a felicitat pe tinerii soldați, îndemnându-i să fie disciplinați, responsabili, sârguincioși și să obțină rezultate bune la toate activitățile în care vor fi implicați.

În același context, generalul de brigadă Ohladciuc a vorbit despre oportunitățile de angajare în serviciul militar pe contract, îndemnându-i pe tineri să aplice pentru o carieră în Armata Națională.

Totodată, locțiitorul șefului Marelui Stat Major, general de brigadă Sergiu Cirimpei, prezent la evenimentul din Regimentul de Stat Major ,,General de brigadă Nicolae Petrică’’, le-a urat tinerilor succes pe parcursul îndeplinirii serviciului militar în termen.

De menționat că militarii în termen care au depus, astăzi, jurământul militar au fost încorporați în luna aprilie curent. Aceștia au finalizat cursul de instruire inițială, în cadrul căruia au studiat regulamentele militare, elementele instrucției de front și instrucția tragerii.

Serviciul militar în termen în Armata Națională durează 12 luni.

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PRECIZARE http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=8288 http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=8288 Thu, 08 Jun 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=8288 În legătură cu ştirea despre reţinerea unui angajat al Ministerului Apărării de către Ofițerii Direcției investigații criminalitate organizată a INI, de comun cu procurorii PCCOCS, instituția vine cu următoarele precizări: În momentul reținerii , acesta se afla în concediul anual obligatoriu și nu exercita obligațiunile funcționale.

Ministerul Apărării informează că instituţia are toleranță zero la acte de corupție și acțiuni ilegale și va colabora cu organele de anchetă pentru elucidarea circumstanţelor cazului respectiv.

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Parachute jumps in Balti http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=8286 http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=8286 Wed, 07 Jun 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=8286 Chisinau, June 7, 2023 — National Army soldiers perform parachute jumps from different heights at the Military Training Center of the “Moldova” Motorized Infantry Brigade in Balti municipality.

The training is part of the Parachuting Qualification Course, which started this May.

The training includes theoretical sessions, ground training and the execution of parachutes.

At the end, the course participants will receive their parachutist certificate.

The activity is part of the National Army Training Plan for 2023.

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Engineers of the National Army will train their colleagues from the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the field of neutralizing explosive objects http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=8284 http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=8284 Tue, 06 Jun 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=8284 CHISINAU, June 6, 2023 — Specialists from the “Codru” Engineer Battalion will train their colleagues from the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the field of identifying and destroying explosive objects, as part of a training that will take place at the EOD Center of Excellence (genius) of the National Army.

The training course is organized in the context of the humanitarian assistance provided to Ukrainian specialists to acquire the necessary skills in clearing the land of explosive objects, following the war of the Russian Federation against Ukraine.

At the same time, the training is carried out in order to prevent cases of injury or death among the population of Ukraine following the explosion of objects left in the ground.

The course will last four weeks and will include both theoretical and practical sessions.

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The first batch of equipment purchased under the European Instrument for Peace, received by the National Army (video) http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=8278 http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=8278 Wed, 31 May 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=8278

CHISINAU, May 31, 2023 — The reception ceremony of the first batch of equipment delivered to the National Army through the European Instrument for Peace took place today at the headquarters of the Agency for Military Science and Memory. The event was attended by the Minister of Defense, Anatolie Nosatîi and the Vice-President of the European Commission, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, who is in Chisinau, in the context of the participation in the second Summit of the European Political Community 2023.

After inspecting the goods that are part of the assistance package, worth 7 million euros, approved for the Republic of Moldova in 2021, the two officials held a press briefing.

“Our meeting today proves, once again, that the European Union is with us. In this sense, we express our gratitude to the EU member countries for the support offered to the Republic of Moldova in practically all priority areas of development, including the dimension of national defense. In 2021, the European Union launched the support platform ‘European Instrument for Peace’, and also then the European Council approved the first tranche of aid for the defense system of the Republic of Moldova. Initially, the financial assistance package constituted 7 million Euros. Later, this support reached the total amount of 87 million euros. Indisputably, that decision is an eloquent proof of the European Union’s contribution to strengthening defense capabilities and increasing our country’s resilience to current security challenges,” said the Minister of Defense at the press event.

The official added that these are the first deliveries of goods in the context of the mentioned project. “Until the end of this year, other equipment such as ambulances, demining robots, transport vehicles and medical equipment are to be received. I mention that all these goods will come bundled with training services for their use,” the official said.

For his part, Deputy Prime Minister Nicu Popescu specified that the first equipment purchased for the National Army through the European Instrument for Peace represents a new stage of cooperation between the Republic of Moldova and the EU as a candidate state for accession in the field of defense and security and will have “a positive impact for our defense capacity, to maintain peace and calm on our territory, in a complicated regional context”.

The Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, mentioned, during the briefing: “We decided to provide assistance from the European Union to contribute to strengthening the resilience of the Republic of Moldova, which is one of the countries most affected by the illegal invasion of the Russian Federation in Ukraine. Today, we delivered the first equipment provided by the EU under the European Instrument for Peace, which will contribute to the development of the capabilities of the engineering and medical subunits of the National Army. This is just the beginning. More equipment is to come in the coming weeks and months. This demonstrates the firm and continuous support of the resilience of the Republic of Moldova on the part of the European Union and its member countries”, specified Josep Borrell.

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The benefits for the national security system of the Republic of Moldova, brought by the European course of our country http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=8273 http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=8273 Tue, 30 May 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=8273 The political orientation of the Republic of Moldova towards integration into the European Union has reopened the doors to the traditional partnerships that our country had in the past, in the field of national security.

Due to the war and multiple threats, which are putting pressure on the entire European continent, the package of foreign assistance for the national security system, which also included the intervention for the refugee crisis in Ukraine, reaches a number of 10 figures, for the last year alone.

External partners and Moldova envisioned an infusion of capital and expertise that focused on increasing the operational capabilities of the defense system, internal affairs, technology, intelligence and other law enforcement institutions.

Starting from the immediate financial intervention in the refugee crisis, where a prompt response was needed to manage the major flow of people at the state border, raising the infrastructure to provide accommodation and ensure conditions for decent living, and reaching up to systems of consolidation of the defense capabilities of the Republic of Moldova through the development of the airspace surveillance system, mobility, as well as the communications capabilities of the National Army.

Thus, the National Army, through the European Peace Facility (EPF), benefited from an assistance of 47 million euros starting in 2021. Assistance consisted of medical and engineering equipment to assist civil authorities in crisis or emergency situations. This year, the Council for Foreign Affairs of the European Union approved a new assistance package for the National Army, worth 40 million euros, intended to strengthen the defense capabilities of the Republic of Moldova. The contribution of European states and the EU will continue in the future.

Also, the Internal Affairs, which were under pressure from the first moment of the war, were also in the attention of international partners, with budgets totaling over 42 million euros, only for the year 2022.

Here, the external support had a wide range of approach to the areas of intervention. Starting from securing energy independence to escape Russian blackmail with blackouts, the internal affairs system was equipped with dozens of electric generators as an alternative source of energy. Thus, the continuous operation of the state border crossing points, the 112 emergency service, rescue and fire stations, and police inspectorates was achieved, so that citizens do not suffer from power outages. At the same time, temporary refugee camps and accommodation centers were provided with heat and electricity.

Also, the infrastructure was modernized and the energy efficiency of some subdivisions of the border police and some headquarters of the national police was ensured through the reconstruction of some sectors, repairs, technical equipment to strengthen energy efficiency. At the same time, a new border point with Romania was created.

The mobility of the security structures was increased, in the case of the MAI with over 150 cars and special vehicles. The IGPF has been equipped with state-of-the-art ground and air border surveillance technologies, IT devices for document scanning, as well as other facilities for connecting to international databases.

For its part, the National Police benefited from the partners of an infusion of technology for the forensics laboratory, weapon marking technology for the operationalization of the National Weapons Registry, specialized software for other specific fields of activity.

If the intervention through the financing of Western states had not existed, the Republic of Moldova would have hardly resisted the challenges generated by the pressures of the border war and the energy blackmail that diminished the state budget.

At the same time, all the structures in the national security system benefited from experience exchanges and training in the fields of activity and carried out information visits to counterpart institutions in the partner countries. Also, tactical exercises that brought together experience, state-of-the-art technology and work in an integrated inter-institutional and multinational system were organized both on the national territory and in other partner countries.

The intervention of the European states in the national security system of the Republic of Moldova demonstrates, on the one hand, the recognition of our development capabilities, as well as the integration of our country into the European security system, already including the Republic of Moldova as a candidate country for EU membership.

The organization of the CPE Summit on June 1 represents for the Republic of Moldova a clear and direct message that shows that our country is ready to take care of all the high-level dignitaries of Europe, that Moldova is a producer of international security national and as already, our country is part of the European family of security structures. And we, beyond the inconvenience caused by traffic and traffic jams, have the duty to look ahead to the benefits that this Summit brings to increase the quality of life for each of us.

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PRECIZARE http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=8272 http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=8272 Tue, 30 May 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=8272 CHIȘINĂU, 30 mai 2023 — În legătură cu informațiile potrivit cărora militari moldoveni aflați în misiunea KFOR ar fi fost răniți în timpul ciocnirilor din nordul Kosovo, Ministerul Apărării precizează următoarele:

În scopul stabilizării situației din nordul regiunii Kosovo, subunitățile contingentelor din misiunea KFOR, inclusiv cel al Armatei Naționale, au fost implicate în acțiuni de control al mulțimii.

În urma confruntărilor respective, doi militari moldoveni s-au ales cu echimoze. Ambii sunt în afara oricărui pericol, la fel ca și toți pacificatorii din contingentul moldovenesc. Militarii moldoveni au revenit în locul de dislocare permanent și își continuă misiunile conform mandatului.

Menționăm că contingentul Armatei Naționale execută acțiuni specifice desfăşurate în conformitate cu Rezoluția 1244 a Consiliului de Securitate ONU. Misiunea trupelor KFOR este de asigura securitatea tuturor comunităților în conformitate cu mandatul său stabilit de Rezoluția respectivă.

Suntem în permanentă legătură cu militarii noştri din contingentul KFOR-18 din Kosovo. Ei îşi desfăşoară activitatea conform programului în aria de responsabilitate.

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The International Day of UN Peacekeeping Troops was marked at the Ministry of Defense (video) http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=8270 http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=8270 Mon, 29 May 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=8270

CHISINAU, May 29, 2023 — The International Day of UN Peacekeeping Troops was celebrated today at the Ministry of Defense.

During a ceremony held on this occasion, the Minister of Defense Anatolie Nosatîi declared that the Republic of Moldova has supported and will continue to support the efforts of the United Nations Organization for peacekeeping, asserting itself, over time, as a contributor to peacekeeping and global stability.

“Since 2003, Moldovan soldiers have been present in Liberia, Sudan, South Sudan, Ivory Coast, Central African Republic, Georgia, Kosovo and the USA. Their performance was excellent. Appreciations come from the leaders of international teams, mission commanders, representatives of the UN Department for Peacekeeping Operations, but also from ordinary citizens of the states where they acted as military observers. Their performances demonstrate that the National Army has well-trained soldiers for any kind of mission and that both women and men can contribute equally to maintaining peace in countries torn by conflicts and humanitarian crises,” said Anatolie Nosatîi.

Minister Nosatîi added that one of the strategic objectives of the Ministry of Defense is to increase participation in international peacekeeping operations. “We will continue to participate in peacekeeping operations with trained soldiers, because we want to contribute to maintaining peace and stability at the international level, and thus promote the image of the Republic of Moldova and the National Army abroad,” the official said.

For his part, the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations Organization (UN) in the Republic of Moldova, Simon Springett, appreciated the performance of the National Army soldiers in the UN peacekeeping operations in which they participated for 20 years. “I wish to express my gratitude for the contribution of the Republic of Moldova to the UN peacekeeping efforts, including the recent deployment of a contingent of the National Army to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). The support of the Government of the Republic of Moldova and the officers, military personnel, civilians and experts who have taken part or will take part in peacekeeping operations under the auspices of the UN are of immense value not only to the UN, but most importantly to the men, women and conflict-affected children,” said Simon Springett.

During the event, a group of soldiers, participating in peacekeeping operations under the auspices of the UN, received distinctions from the National Army.

Also, those present held a minute of silence in memory of the soldiers, policemen and civilians who died on duty in international missions.

It should be noted that until now, about 200 Moldovan officers have been deployed as military observers in Georgia, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sudan, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Kosovo and the UN Department for Peacekeeping Operations ( DPKO) from New York, USA.

Currently, 11 National Army soldiers, four of whom are women, are on peacekeeping missions under the auspices of the UN in South Sudan, Central African Republic, Kosovo and DPKO (USA). At the same time, another 32 officers, sergeants and soldiers are in the UNIFIL mission in Lebanon.

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Ammunition arsenal discovered by military officers in Măgdăcești http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=8268 http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=8268 Sun, 28 May 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=8268 CHISINAU, May 28, 2023 — Soldiers from the “Codru” Battalion discovered an arsenal of ammunition from the Second World War, near the village of Magdacesti, Criuleni district.

According to the commander of the Battalion, colonel Gheorghe Racu, the explosive objects were found on a field following agricultural works. The rescue team headed by captain Ion Golovei went to the scene.

Following the investigation of the ground, the military identified 93 artillery projectiles, caliber 152 mm, four artillery projectiles, caliber 105 mm, as well as 15 warheads from the projectiles.

The source mentioned that the explosive objects will be neutralized under maximum security conditions at the military training ground.

NOTES: The Ministry of Defense warns that in areas where ammunition exists or is assumed to exist, citizens are asked to notify the local authorities. In case of detection of unidentified explosive objects, it is categorically forbidden to touch the munitions with hands or other objects, to hit or move the munitions found in the ground or on the surface, to dismantle the warheads or other components.

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The Moldovan military participates in the multinational exercise “Saber Guardian” held in Romania http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=8266 http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=8266 Sun, 28 May 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=8266 CHISINAU, May 28, 2023 — A contingent of the National Army is participating, between May 29 and June 9, in the multinational exercise “Saber Guardian 2023” (SG23), which is part of the “Defender Europe 23” exercise complex.

“SG23” is led by the United States Land Forces in Europe (USAREUR) and the Joint Forces Command “General Ioan-Emanoil Florescu” within the Defense Staff, Romanian Army.

“Saber Guardian 2023” is a field exercise, which aims to increase interoperability at the joint and multinational level with the armed forces of allied and partner states. The training takes place simultaneously in the military training grounds in the counties of Constanta, Ialomita, Brasov, Galati, Braila and Tulcea, in Romania.

This year, the military contingent of the “Stefan cel Mare” Motorized Infantry Brigade will travel to the training site in Romania with military equipment units from the National Army. The Moldovan military will train at the Smardan Training Center in Galati County, Romania.

It should be noted that about 10,000 soldiers from 13 allied and partner countries participate in “SG 23” — Albania, Bulgaria, Italy, France, Greece, North Macedonia, Romania, the Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, the United States of America, Poland, Portugal and the Netherlands.

The “Saber Guardian” exercise takes place in accordance with the External Activity Plan of the Ministry of Defense and the National Army of the Republic of Moldova for the year 2023.

National Army soldiers participate in the 2013 “Saber Guardian” exercise.

NOTE: The military equipment column will move to Romania on Monday, May 29.

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