Moldovan soldiers arrive in Ukraine for Rapid Trident despite Dodon prohibition

Source : 112 Ukraine

The conflict on this issue arose between the president and the government
13:02, 8 September 2017

Rapid Trident 2017, infantry men

The militaries from Moldova arrived at the Rapid Trident-2017 military drills in Lviv region despite the prohibition of the Moldovan President Igor Dodon. The manager of the press service of the drill Anton Myronovych reported this at Facebook.

‘The militaries of the Armed Forced of the Republic of Moldova who take part in the Rapid Trident-2017 drills successfully arrived at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Lviv region’, Myronovych wrote.

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.

Dodon ordered to check the military units of the National Army of Moldova due to the dispatch of the militaries to the international Rapid Trident-2017 military drills. 

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