British military intelligence will manage the integration of Moldova into Nato

Summary

Moldova will become even closer to NATO – British military intelligence will take care of the integration. Next week, a group of British troops from the British Military Advisory Training Team (BMATT) will arrive in Chisinau. […] The British Military Advisory Training Team is not included in the list of well-known military (intelligence) institutions in the United Kingdom. Specifically, Moldova will be visited by British specialists from the Czech branch of this training group, which is based in the city of Wyszkow and specializes in countries of Eastern Europe. It is assumed that BMATT experts coordinate their activities with British military intelligence (Defense intelligence).

 

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A team of the British Military Advisory Training Team (BMATT), based in Vyškov, Czechia, will deliver a junior command and leadership course to 30 personnel from the Armed Forces of Moldova. This kind of training have been delivered also last year, at Bulboaca poligon of the Moldovan National Army.

The British Military Advisory Training Team is a joint British and Czech team, located in Vyškov, within the Military Academy of the Czech Armed Forces, and was set up in 2000. The team’s mission is to provide military training courses to partner countries, in order to further develop their professional armed forces and their capabilities to participate in regional stability and multinational peace support operations.

Moldova is a constitutionally neutral state, who has never declared its intention to join NATO. Moldova set up relations with NATO in 1992, when Moldova joined the North Atlantic Cooperation Council, aiming to draw closer to Euro-Atlantic standards and institutions. NATO fully respects Moldova’s constitutional neutrality, as stated on its official web site.

 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 168
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/10/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Moldova, Czech Republic, UK
  • Keywords: EU/NATO enlargement, NATO
  • Outlet: Vedomosti.md Alfanews.md Fondsk.ru Press.try.md
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