A NATO Military Transport Aircraft Arrives in Moldova for Joint Exercises
A NATO C-17 Globemaster military transport aircraft has arrived at Marculesti Airport to participate in the Aurochs Partner 2023 joint exercises, as announced by the Ministry of Defence of Moldova.
"The North Atlantic Alliance's C-17 Globemaster military aircraft, which flew in Moldovan airspace, has completed its landing at Marculesti International Airport. The preparation for parachute jumps, to be performed by Moldovan and American military personnel as part of the joint Aurochs Partner 2023 exercises, will follow," the Ministry of Defence stated.
As previously reported by the Ministry of Defence of Moldova, military exercises involving the National Army with the participation of U.S. military personnel will take place in the country from October 25 to 30. They will include parachute jumps near Floresti, Falesti, and Balti.
The Aurochs Partner 2023 exercises are conducted in accordance with the training plan of the National Army of Moldova for the current year.
Earlier, Lithuania announced its intention to assist Moldova in its EU integration efforts. The country is willing to share its experience with Moldova in analysing institutional decisions, legal norms, developing a joint reform strategy, and establishing a system of continuous threat monitoring, along with the introduction of relevant technologies. While the Russian Federation continues its war in Ukraine, Moldova faces various challenges to national security, combating external threats, and countering the hybrid pressure of Russian intelligence and propaganda.
Today, the Moldovan Information and Security Service (SIS) ordered the blocking of 31 pro-Russian internet portals in the country, most of which are directly controlled from Russia and associated with fugitive oligarchs Ilan Shor and Vlad Plahotniuc.
"It is evident that parallels can be drawn in the national media space between the criminal activities of the Plahotniuc group and the Shor group. Their actions, combined with Russia's hybrid arsenal, are directed against Moldova. Today's decision by the NCC is a step towards protecting our information space," stated the head of SIS.