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The armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine attracted the Moldovan mercenaries to join the war in the Donbas region. They have reached the trenches that mark the red line on the political map of the world, according to a RISE Moldova investigation.

They fought in a war that doesn’t belong to them. At home, they were greeted by the Moldovan authorities, not their family. In Moldova, mercenaries are a crime, something easier rather than being hunted and considered terrorists in Ukraine.

According to the Security and Information Service, around 100 Moldovans have reached separatist trenches, fighting in a war that does not belong to them. Half of them have already been identified, and less than a quarter have reached the defendants’ bench. In the Republic of Moldova, these people are condemned as mercenaries and risk up to 10 years in prison; in Ukraine – the offenses committed by them are considered terrorist activities and are punished by up to 15 years or life imprisonment.

Vitalie Cojocari, 35 years old:

A resident of Cimișlia. In early 2015, Vitalie was at war in Ukraine. For that, he was sentenced to three and a half years in prison, with conditional suspension for two years.

“It takes me five seconds to kill a man. I can kill him with my own fingers. I never look him in the eyes. You don’t look into your victim’s eyes. We are mercenaries and, for us, this is a service. We wear masks and never spare anyone. No matter who they are.”

Igor Gusikov, Chief of the Apparatus of the Director of the Security Service of Ukraine:

“They are criminals to us. They are terrorists to us. We investigate them on a basis of articles that provide for participation in terrorist organizations, murders.”

Radu Chirilov, Alias “Tiger”, 26 years old:

He was sentenced to three years in prison, for the mercenary activity. The documents obtained by RISE Moldova show that in Ukraine Radu allegedly killed over 50 people. For his involvement in the war, e was paid monthly, with 40,000 Russian rubles, which then meant about 750 euros.

THE FULL STORY CAN BE READ HERE.

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Military Attachés to the Republic of Moldova paid a visit to the motorized infantry brigade “Dacia”

During the visit, the 23 military diplomats from the Republic of Belarus, the Czech Republic, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, USA, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine and the OSCE Mission to the Republic of Moldova got familiar with the structure, and the missions of the brigade. They got introduced to the training objectives set for the current year and the external activities with which the staff is involved in the term and contract of the unit.

The attachés also documented the infrastructure of the “Stefan cel Mare” Brigade, the military technique and the equipment of the unit.

Reminder: This year, the accredited defense attachés in our country carried out similar visits in three units of the National Army.

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Moldova was elected as a member of the Standing Committee of the WHO Regional Office

Yesterday, the Republic of Moldova was elected as a member of the Standing Committee of the Regional Office of the World Health Organization at its 68th Session of the Forum, which takes place in Rome, Italy, between September 17-20 2018.

Our country will hold the membership of the WHO Standing Committee BRE for a period of three years from the date of the election, as recognition of its progress in the implementation of the health policies recommended by the WHO for the universal access to health services of the population.

We mention that the Republic of Moldova became a member of the World Health Organization in 1992.

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Moldova loses over 10% of its human development due to inequality

Moldova ranks 112th out of 189 countries and territories, according to the Human Development Index (IDU) measuring national achievements in health, education, and income. The value of Moldova’s IDU for 2017 is 0.700, placing the country in the category of high human development.

Due to inequality, HDI drops to 0.627, which means a loss of 10.4%.

Between 1990 and 2017, IDU for Moldova increased by 7.5%. However, the growth rate is slower than in countries such as Albania and Armenia. For every 100,000 newborns, 23 women die due to pregnancy complications. The birth rate among girls aged 15 to 19 is 22 per 1,000 women. Women’s participation in the labor market is 39.5%, compared with 45.8% for men.

Women in Moldova live longer but earn less

The Gender inequality index has a value of 0.226 for the Republic of Moldova, ranking it in 2017 in the 48th place out of 160 countries.

Life expectancy at birth for women in Moldova is 76 years, compared with 67.4 years for men. Women’s income represents three-quarters of men’s earnings.

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