The President of Moldova Igor Dodon ordered to check the units of the National Army of Moldova due to the dispatch of the militaries to the international Rapid Trident-2017 drills in Ukraine. The speaker of the Moldovan President Ion Cheban reported at Facebook.
Cheban reported that the checks will show who is present and who is absent among the militaries. The decision will be made on the results of the checks according to the legislation of Moldova ‘up to the reduction of the grade of the responsible persons’.
Cheban also noted that the participation of the Moldovan militaries in the drills in the territory of Ukraine violates the Constitution and other Moldovan laws.
Earlier, the Moldovan Government approved the decision that allows the militaries to participate in the drills.
The President of Moldova Igor Dodon prohibited the militaries to take part in the Rapid Trident-2017 drills in Ukraine. He stopped the work of the governmental resolution, insisting that the decision of the participation of the army in the drills beyond the country should be made by the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces that is a president.
However, the Prime Minister Pavel Filip urged the parliamentarians to find the way to send the Moldovan contingent to the drills as NewsMaker reported. According to him, the undrilled army is not wanted by anyone’.
‘The visit for drills to Ukraine was canceled. Five visits were canceled the same way before. I think there are no grounds for such decision’, Filip claimed.
According to him, if the 80% of the participation in the drills is paid by the partners and organizers that the refusal to take part in the drills already costs about 280 000 of dollars for Moldova. The Prime Minister insisted to put the issue of the participation of the militaries in the drills to the order of the day.