EU Countries Approve €41m Aid to Support Moldovan Armed Forces

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The Council of the European Union adopted an aid measure within the European Peace Facility (EPF) in support of the Moldovan Armed Forces in order to strengthen national security, stability and resilience in the defense sector. The 41-million-euro measure will last 40 months and will finance the provision of non-lethal equipment in the following areas: mobility, aerial surveillance, electronic warfare and logistics equipment, reports This aid measure aims at enabling the Moldovan Armed Forces to improve their operational effectiveness, accelerate compliance with EU standards and interoperability and thus better protect the civilian population in crisis and emergency situations. It also aims at strengthening Moldova’s capacity in terms of its participation in EU military missions and operations under the Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP). This measure was requested by Moldova on 5 February 2023 and will complement other aid measures adopted in May 2023, June 2022 and December 2021, the quoted source said. “The EU is committed to providing all necessary assistance to the Republic of Moldova in addressing the challenges it faces as a result of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine and in strengthening the country’s resilience, security and stability in the face of Russia’s destabilizing activities,” the EU Council claimed.