Romania Donates Body Armor, Helmets, and Off-Road Vehicles to Moldova
The Romanian government, following a meeting between Defense Ministers Anatolii Nosatyi and Angel Tilvar in Chisinau, has gifted Moldova with personal protective equipment including body armor, helmets, and off-road vehicles.
This information was conveyed by the Moldovan Ministry of Defense.
"Official representatives took part in a ceremony for receiving a batch of personal protective equipment from Romania. The set includes helmets, body armor, and off-road vehicles," the statement reads.
"Undoubtedly, Romania has been, is, and will remain one of the staunchest supporters of our country. Friends from Romania have repeatedly affirmed their dedication to enhancing cooperation in the domains of security and defense with our nation," stated Minister of Defense Anatolii Nosatyi.
On the Romanian side, Minister of National Defense Angel Tilvar affirmed his readiness to continue supporting the goal of modernizing the Moldovan National Army through joint programs and projects, within the context of strengthening the partnership between the two defense institutions.
"We are ready to provide specialized assistance and support to the National Army of the Republic of Moldova in various areas. The recent donation of individual ballistic protection equipment and off-road vehicles is a concrete example of our commitment to contribute the necessary resources for equipping the soldiers of the National Army. These donations are part of Romania's ongoing efforts, facilitated by the Ministry of National Defense, to support the Republic of Moldova in terms of outfitting its army with modern equipment," stated the Romanian Minister.
Moldova's Ministry of Defense did not specify the extent of the assistance, but images emerged online showing eight boxes of military uniforms and five Dacia brand vehicles.
As The Gaze reported, in early August, a US Air Force plane arrived in Chisinau with a military aid shipment valued at approximately $3 million.
The United States delivered military equipment to Moldova, including tools for air observation, mobility and transportation, logistics, command and control, as well as cybersecurity equipment.
As reported on the Moldovan Ministry of Defense's website, this aid is part of the efforts to modernize the National Army and strengthen the country's defense capabilities.
In February of this year, Moldovan President Maia Sandu revealed details of a suspected Russian plan for a military coup, which, according to her, included attacks on state institutions and hostage-taking.
Also The Gaze reported, Speaker of the Moldovan Parliament Igor Grosu stated that individuals with diplomatic status from Russia, stationed in the self-proclaimed Transnistria region, were engaging in activities beyond diplomatic boundaries.