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The Ministry of Defense of Moldova confirmed the theft of US military aid


Government of Moldova in Chisinau. Archival photoCHISINAU, May 20. The Ministry of Defense of Moldova confirmed cases of theft in the national army of the country, which were reported by local Telegram channels. brigades from Chisinau lost military ammunition worth about 2 million lei (about 105 thousand dollars). Most of the property is part of the shipment that the United States provided to Moldova. We are talking about duffel bags, bulletproof vests, helmets, military uniforms, shoes and more. “The Ministry of Defense and representatives of the national army command conducted an investigation into this case. All materials were sent to law enforcement agencies. A criminal case was initiated on the theft of military property,” the source said. Friday in the press service of the Ministry of Defense of Moldova. Since 2015, under the Foreign Military Financing program, the United States annually provides military assistance to Moldova. Despite the neutrality enshrined in the constitution, Moldova is actively developing cooperation with NATO as part of an individual partnership plan. In September 2021, the country received military equipment worth $5 million from the US government to participate in international peacekeeping operations. The equipment was received as part of the reform program of the national army of Moldova, which began in 2018. Moldova increased its defense budget from $30 million in 2021 to $47.6 million in 2022.

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