The Moldovan government has approved the construction of US military targets near Transnistria region

Summary

The Moldovan government has earlier approved the construction of US military targets near Bulboaca – a few kilometers from Tiraspol and Bender. Americans invested about two million dollars for modernising this base, intended for the training of special troops. The Pentagon already has one foot in Moldova.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about encircling Russia and US control on Est countries.The Training Center of the National Army - located in Bulboaca, near Transnistria region – was renovated at the beginning of 2019, within the framework of the Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI), funded by the U.S. Government, as is confirmed by the Ministry of Defense of Moldova in a informative note sent to the Stopfals.md portal. It is not a ”US military target” on the Moldova territory, built by Americans. The Ministry also noted that there are no foreign military objects and no country builds such targets on the territory of the Republic of Moldova.

”During the period 2017-2019, the Global Initiative for Peacekeeping Operations (GPOI) is carried out at the National Army Training Center. The respective program aims to develop the training and training capabilities of the National Army personnel for participating in peacekeeping operations and modernising the training and logistics infrastructure of the center,” the Ministry of Defense says.

The Republic of Moldova joined GPOI in 2012 with the objective to improve the training conditions for National Army service members deployed to international peacekeeping missions.

Moldova is an sovereign state, as it is set out in the constitution. Moldova has diplomatic relations with the USA since 1991 when the United States recognised Moldova's independence from the USSR. Since then, both states developed many programmes in different areas, aiming to help Moldova strengthen its democratic institutions, increase prosperity, secure its internationally recognized borders.

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publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 171
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 29/10/2019
  • Language/target audience: Romanian
  • Country: Moldova
  • Keywords: Military
  • Outlet: Sputnik.md
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