Military observer Alexander Hrolenko praised Chisinau’s aspirations to join NATO.
CHISINAU, Oct. 3 – Sputnik. The military expert spoke about Chisinau’s aspirations to join NATO.
“The course of the Moldovan army towards NATO was outlined many years ago. Chisinau constantly tends to join this organization, as well as the European Union. The implementing documents have already been signed and by 2023-24 all joint actions have been agreed: participation in exercises, the personal instrument in NATO educational institutions and foreign policy actions, including possible peacekeeping operations “, he explained in the broadcast at Radio Sputnik Moldova Russian military expert Alexander Hrolenko.
He mentioned that such operations were recently practiced in an exercise in the Kherson region, attended by Moldovan military personnel, who are now used with qualifications at the NATO special center in Romania.
“Chisinau, acting in the interests of the United States and NATO, is harming its own national interests, because the five million dollars received to strengthen the Moldovan army are only equivalent to the cost of half a modern tank,” the military observer said.
“This is tiny for the Moldovan army, despite the fact that it can be compared to a combined arms brigade of 6-7 thousand soldiers. This course towards NATO promises neither rearmament nor strengthening of defense capacity. For two decades, NATO has not brought a single plane or tank of its own to the Baltic states, “Hrolenko concluded.