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Commander-in-Chief of US Special Operations in Europe studies the theater of operations in Moldova

Ukraine (, - Head of the US Special Operations Command in Europe Stephen Edwardson arrived today, November 29, in Chisinau on a working visit. As part of this trip, he met with the head of the Moldovan defense department, Anatoly Nosatii, with whom he discussed the US contribution to the reform of the National Army of the Republic of Moldova and cooperation in the field of defense.

Major General Edwards expressed his readiness to support the transformation of the defense sector of Moldova, as well as to continue the implementation of bilateral projects. In addition to the minister, he also talked with the commander of the National Army, Brigadier General Eduard Oladchuk, as well as specialists from units of the Ministry of Defense and the General Staff.

“In particular, we talked about the examination of the implementation of the military reform, the development of policy documents. They also discussed the contribution to the training of the personnel of the National Army in various fields within the framework of specialized courses and multinational exercises held both on the territory of Moldova and abroad,” said Nosatiy.

Recently, Moldovan Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration (MFAEI) Nicu Popescu, at a meeting with the head of the NATO Office in Chisinau, Cristina Baleishite, spoke about common security challenges and the need to “stick together”. Prior to this, at a meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly of Deputies of NATO countries in Helsinki, the deputies of the ruling Action and Solidarity presidential party in the Republic of Moldova, Radu Marian and Ion Shpak, asked to help Chisinau increase the country's defense capability by including Moldova in its "defense architecture".

In turn, in Transnistria they say that the US plans to arm Moldova threaten regional stability.

“In the context of an unresolved conflict, heavily arming one of the parties is clearly not the kind of action that is aimed at maintaining peace, stability and security. If Moldova receives some weapons, or if it has already received and is modernizing the army today, then some kind of conflict scenario cannot be ruled out, ”said Vitaly Ignatiev, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the PMR.

As reported, at the summit of NATO foreign ministers taking place today in Bucharest, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced the need to continue to provide practical support to Moldova.

Commander-in-Chief of US Special Operations in Europe studies the theater of operations in Moldova