Valeriu Balan. Moldova has started the teachings With the name "Fire shield", with the participation of Romanian and American military said on Thursday a press-the Secretary of the commander of the National army Alla Diaconu.
"on the occasion of the 24th anniversary of the founding of the National army, which is celebrated today (Thursday - ed.), we start in the international exercise With the name" Fire shield ". They will be involved about 600 Moldovan soldiers, 150 - from United States and 26 - from Romania, " said Fins news the Deacon.
She said that the exercises will be held From 3 September to 3 October at the military polygon Bulboaca, 30 km from Chisinau. They will participate artillery units of the National army of Moldova and the teams from the USA and Romania.
these days more than 100 Moldovan soldiers participate in exercise Sea Breeze-2015 in Ukraine under the auspices of NATO.
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, the soldiers 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.