Moldova has received serious assistance worth approximately 40 million euros for the purpose of increasing the defense potential and better monitoring the country's airspace within the framework of the European Peace Facility program, President of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, Igor Grosu, said in an interview with Report’s Eastern Europe bureau.
“In the 2023 budget, we doubled the amount of resources for the military, which is the first such a case in the history of our 30-year independence. Unfortunately, our predecessors did not pay due attention to this issue. 1.7 billion Moldovan lei will be spent on strengthening our defense capabilities and improving the lives of servicemen. What we currently have in our arsenal is Soviet equipment, outdated equipment. We replace them with new ones.”
According to Igor Grosu, military equipment is being replaced with new one:
“We bought 'Piranha' armored combat vehicles from abroad. These will replace old Soviet equipment. At the same time, monitoring systems and radars were also purchased.”
Full interview is available here.