The Government of the Republic of Moldova will seek the participation of Moldovan military in the international exercise Rapid Trident-2017 in Ukraine, stated Moldovan Prime Minister Pavel Filip at a cabinet meeting.
He urged the ministers to find an opportunity to send a Moldovan contingent to the exercises.
"The trip to the exercises in Ukraine was canceled a day before. Before that five other trips were canceled the same way. I believe that there is no reason for this. It's no secret that participation is 80% paid for by partners and organizers. But the refusal has already cost us 5 million lei. No one needs an untrained army. I propose to put the government's decision on the participation of our army in the exercise on the agenda," said Filip.
Moldovan President Igor Dodon banned 57 soldiers from participating in the military exercise being held in Ukraine from September 7 to 23.