Valeriu Balan. Moldovan Soldiers will participate in the naval exercise Sea Breeze-2015 to be held in Odesa and Mykolaiv oblasts of Ukraine, said on the first day weekend Last news the General staff of the Ministry of defence of Moldova.
Sea Breeze is a multinational Maritime military Exercise sponsored by the USA and NATO. Exercises are designed to improve the compatibility of the Navy of the Ukrainian armed forces and naval forces of the NATO countries and partner countries. Moldova participates Sea Breeze Since 2007. In the current year in the Odessa and Nikolaev areas riding Soldiers Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Italy, UK, Romania, Sweden, USA, Turkey and Ukraine. Just in the maneuvers will involve 2, 5 thousand soldiers.
"The exercises Sea Breeze-2015 will help to strengthen the defense of Moldavia. The first time we will participate in out own military equipment, including 14 vehicles-all-terrain vehicles HMMWV, " said the commander of the National army Igor Gargan at the ceremony of sending the Moldovan contingent.
in the General staff of the defense Ministry of the country to the journalist Last news said that the maneuvers will involve more than 100 Moldovan soldiers.
International military Exercises Sea Breeze-2015 will be held From 30 August to 12 September.
According to the Constitution, Moldova has neutral status, however, Since 1994 the country has been cooperating With NATO within the individual partnership plan. The country has an Information centre of the Commonwealth. Moldova participated in a post-conflict operation for the reconstruction of Iraq From 2003 to 2008, sending a few troops, mostly engineers. The most numerous was the 1st contingent, who was in Iraq From September 2003 to March 2004 - 42 soldiers.
in addition, members of the National army of Moldova took part in peacekeeping operations under UN auspices in different countries. Since 2003 more than 90 Moldovan military participated in UN missions in c?te d " Ivoire, Liberia, Sudan, South Sudan and Georgia.