Posted: 08.09.2023 13:27:00

Moldova reported it will host military exercises jointly with Romania, US

The Defence Ministry of Moldova has informed that the military of Romania and the United States plan to hold joint Rapid Trident exercises on Moldovan territory on September 10th-22nd, TASS reports


The Defence Ministry’s press service said in a statement, “About 500 Moldovan, Romanian and American servicemen will take part in the exercises. Technical units will be involved, as well as light small arms and artillery systems of the National Army. They are aimed at improving the interoperability of the armies of the participating countries."

It is noted that the exercises will be held in connection with a training plan of the Moldovan army for 2023. It is also reported that the EU has allocated 40m Euros this year to strengthen the republic's defence capability, and the United States has sent weapons worth more than $3m – including sniper rifles, submachine guns and drones.