On opening in September in Western Ukraine international exercise Rapid Trident, the Deputy Minister of defence of Moldova Gheorghe Galbur ordered to detach 57 soldiers of the National army of Moldova, on than in writing informed the presidency of the Republic. The reaction of the head of the former Soviet States was immediate: Igor Dodon immediately ordered to stop the preparations for the exercise, and their leadership is to inform that the Moldovan military will not be involved in any of the scheduled “events”.
Correspondence Dodon with Gabourey published on Facebook-page of the head of state.
The key idea of Igor Dodon’s very simple: “We do not participate in military activities outside the country”.
The President reminded the Deputy Minister of defence of the relevant paragraph in existing legislation: none Moldovan soldier cannot be sent to international exercise without the permission of the President as Supreme commander. Igor Dodon reminded that such permission he did not give.
As you know, opening soon, near the Ukrainian-Polish border international exercise Rapid Trident provide, among other things, the preparation of several units of the armies of the former Soviet republics for the next UN peacekeeping mission in Kosovo.
Moldovan servicemen, as follows from the correspondence of President Dodon, Deputy Minister of defense Halbury participate in similar exercises since 1996 in the framework of the program “Partnership for peace”. Occupancy and equipment of the military all the necessary equipment for “adult games in the fresh air” is paid by the organizers, that is the countries-members of NATO.
“MK” has already informed about the participation of units of the National army of the Republic of Moldova in the military parade on Khreshchatyk on August 24. http://www.mk.ru/politics/2017/08/24/ukraincy-ottoptalis-na-natovskom-parade-v-kieve.html in Addition to Ukrainians and Moldavians, on the main street of Kiev were the representatives of several NATO countries.