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Moldova to send army to Rapid Trident in Ukraine despite Dodon prohibition
18:35, 6 September 2017
Moldova to send army to Rapid Trident in Ukraine despite Dodon prohibition

The decision of the Mister President will not hinder the participation of the National Army in the military drills in Ukraine

18:35, 6 September 2017

Moldovan Prime Minister Pavel Filip
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The Moldovan militaries will take part in the international Rapid Trident-2017 military drills in Ukraine despite the decision of the President of Moldova Igor Dodon.  The speaker of the government Stella Nistor reported this to Deschide.

‘The decision of the Mister President will not hinder the participation of the National Army in the military drills in Ukraine because the decision of the government corresponds to the legislation. The National Army will take part in these drills according to the decision of the government’, Nistor said.

Earlier, the Government of Moldova approved the decision that allows the Moldovan militaries to take part 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.

 

Related: 2,500 Ukrainian army men to participate in Rapid Trident 2017, - Defense Ministry

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