Destruction of SALW in Moldova

2119 arms, 50,000 cartridges and 142 parts and components were destroyed on 25 November 2021 in Smelting facility JST “ARES UT” in Chisinau.

The disposal of SALW, their components and significant amount of cartridges was accomplished within the currently implemented EU Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/2111 in support of SEESAC disarmament and arms control activities in South East Europe. This action is a continuation of the long-term assistance that has resulted in more than 4000 pieces of SALW and significant amount of parts and components destroyed by the MDA authorities since 2019.

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