The head of the Legislative Assembly stated that enhancing the defense capabilities of the state is a priority for the current government.
According to Igor Grosu, amid the security crisis in the region, it is extremely necessary to provide the National Army with modern equipment, realitatea.md reports.
“Moldova will receive 40 million euros to strengthen its defense capabilities. After the invasion of Ukraine, all countries, big, small or neutral, revised their priorities and invested in defense. Any self-respecting state, neutral or a bloc member, is obliged to take care of its own security, to have an army.
The rule that you have as much security as you invest in it works great. Yes, we have partners willing to aid us in challenging situations, but our partners also question whether the state itself is bolstering its defense capabilities. For a long time, no investments were made, the army was a Cinderella. Up until now, the focus has been on social issues. Now we need to think about defensive capabilities. We need to think about what kind of defensive weaponry we need. And yes, we will do that,” he said.