Contents tagged with Rapid Trident 2017

  • Moldovan President Dodon nominates his own candidate for the post of Minister of Defense

    Moldovan President Igor Dodon rejected the candidacy of Eugen Sturza, who was nominated by the ruling coalition for the post of defense minister, instead proposing to the government his own candidate, General Victor Gaiciuc.The Moldovan leader announced this at a briefing held in Chisinau, Ukrinform reports.

    "Today I sent a letter to the Prime Minister rejecting the candidacy of Eugen Sturza for the post of Minister of Defense. Mr. Sturza is an incompetent man in the military sphere, with no …

  • Moldovan President Dodon promises to punish military for participating in NATO exercises

    The pro-Russian president of Moldova, Igor Dodon, has signed a decree suspending the government's decision, published in the Official Monitor, to send a military contingent of the National Army to the Rapid Trident-2017 exercises in Ukraine.At the same time, he promised to lower the ranks of servicemen who left for the exercises, Presidential spokesman Ion Ceban wrote on his Facebook page.

    "The government's decision to send Moldovan soldiers to the exercises in Ukraine was suspended by …

  • Despite president Dodon’s ban Moldovan military will take part in exercises in Ukraine

    A contingent of 57 servicemen of the National Army of Moldova is participating in the NATO Rapid Trident 2017 military exercise, which will be held at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Yavoriv, Lviv region, from September 7th to 23rd, as reported by the Ministry of Defense of Moldova.

    According to the commander of the Moldovan contingent, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Markutsi, the goal of the exercises is to improve the level of coordination between troops, strengthen the …

  • Moldovan Prime Minister wants to send military to exercises in Ukraine despite Dodon's ban

    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 …

  • 2,500 soldiers from Ukraine and 14 countries will participate in the 'Rapid Trident 2017' exercises

    More than 2,500 soldiers from Ukraine and 14 partner countries will take part in the international exercise "Rapid Trident-2017", which will begin in the Lviv region in early September this year, reported Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak. "The current exercises will be held on a larger scale than in previous years ... Our goal is quality preparation for the ‘Rapid Trident 2017’ international exercises," said Poltorak on Thursday during an audit of the National Academy of Ground Forces.

    "Joint …